The Union Health Ministry on 25 June 2018 signed an agreement with Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) as part of its attempt to train 14 lakh youth in healthcare sector over the next four years to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals.
We aim to train over 14 lakh professionals Health Ministry already has a very strong collaboration with Ministry of Skill Development through a MoU which was signed in 2015 and had launched ‘Skills for Life, Save a Life’ initiative in June 2017.
Under the initiative, 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. 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 the preventive and tertiary care sector and it needs a lot of practical training.”
The courses under Skill India will ensure that the programmes have a defined curriculum which will yield maximum quality benefit to candidates training in them. All the courses under this initiative are aligned to National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).