PM launches ‘Customized Crash Course programme' for Covid-19 frontline workers

One lakh youth will be trained under the initiative in 2-3 months.

Jun 18, 2021 02:06 IST India Infoline News Service

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ on Friday via video conferencing.

The training programme would be conducted in 111 training centres spread over 26 states. About one lakh frontline workers will be trained in this initiative.

Addressing the event, the Prime Minister said that this launch is an important next step in the fight against Corona. The Prime Minister cautioned that the virus is present and possibility of mutation is also  there. The second wave of the pandemic illustrated the kind of challenges that the virus may present to us.

The Country needs to stay prepared to meet the challenges and training more than one lakh frontline warriors is a step in that direction, said the Prime Minister.

More than 1500 oxygen plants are being established at war footing. Amidst all these efforts, skilled manpower is critical. For this and to support the current force of corona warriors one lakh youth is being trained. This training should be over in two-three months, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister informed that the top experts of the country have designed these six courses, launched today, as per demands of the states and union territories . The training will be imparted to Covid warriors in six customised job roles namely Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support, and Medical Equipment Support. This will include fresh skilling as well as upskilling of those who have some training in this type of work. This campaign will give fresh energy to the health sector frontline force and will also provide job opportunities to our youth.

The Prime Minister said many guidelines have been issued related to the campaign which is to start from 21st June. People below 45 years of age will get the same treatment for vaccination as for people above 45 years of age from June 21st. The Union Government is committed to give free vaccines to every citizen while following corona protocol.

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