IGNOU and the Union Health Ministry signs an agreement to train 14 lakh youth in healthcare sector over the next four years to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals.
Health Ministry already has a very strong collaboration with Ministry of Skill Development through an MoU which was signed in 2015 and had launched ‘Skills for Life, Save a Life’ initiative in June 2017
10 short term training programmes have been launched in the health sector, while 2,700 First Responders have been trained across 12 states, and over 200 master trainers and 35 state Government Training Institutes oriented to run such courses.
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Almost 14 lakh trained manpower will be available during next four years for the health sector,” the Health Ministry tweeted.
The vision of our Prime Minister of Ayushman Bharat will only be possible through the creation of a large qualified, skilled and competent healthcare workforce. The courses are mostly in preventive and tertiary care sector and it needs a lot of practical training.
All the courses under this initiative are aligned to National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
“The MoU aims to scale up the healthcare programs and create trained and quality personnel in the healthcare sector. The MoU also envisages setting up of dedicated cell for developing, implementing and certifying NSQF aligned skill-based programmes at IGNOU,” Pradhan said.