Working towards preparing 1 lakh Covid frontline workers: PM Modi launches customized crash course programme | Latest News India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Friday India must be ready to fight new challenges posed by the quickly mutating coronavirus because the nation is witnessing a waning second wave of the pandemic. “Covid-19 continues to be there and there’s a robust risk of the virus being mutated. Due to this fact, the nation’s preparations should be ramped up as a way to fight new challenges. We’re working in direction of making ready 1 lakh frontline staff within the nation,” PM Modi mentioned.

The Prime Minister was talking on the launch of the custom-made crash course programme for Covid-19 frontline staff. PM Modi mentioned the crash course will likely be accomplished inside two to a few months. The frontline staff will likely be instantly accessible and can act as a ‘skilled sahayak’ to help within the current preparations and cut back the burden, he added.

“The crash course has been designed by the nation’s prime consultants upon the requirement of states,” PM Modi mentioned throughout the digital handle and identified the programme will even deliver new employment alternatives for the nation’s youth.

The custom-made crash course programme is designed as a particular programme below the Central Element of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0, with a monetary outlay of 276 crore, a press release from the Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) mentioned. The programme will start in 111 coaching centres unfold over 26 states. Frontline staff will likely be skilled in six customised job roles – dwelling care help, fundamental care help, superior care help, emergency care help, pattern assortment help, and medical gear help, the PMO assertion added.

The programme additionally goals in direction of creating expert non-medical healthcare staff to fill the current and future necessities of the workforce in India’s well being sector.

In the direction of the tip of his handle, PM Modi mentioned that from June 21 vaccine doses will likely be administered freed from price to these above the age of 18. “The Centre is dedicated to vaccinating each citizen of this nation at no cost. We’ve to comply with all Covid protocols. Carrying masks and sustaining social distancing is extraordinarily essential,” he mentioned.

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