New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a crash course for training and upskilling COVID workers through a video conference. The program called ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 frontline workers’ has been launched today, on June 18, 2021 at 11 am by PM Modi. The aim of the programme is to create skilled non-medical healthcare workers for fulfilling the future need of manpower.
PM Modi launches six customized crash course programme for COVID19 frontline workers under Skill India. These modules include Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support, and Medical Equipment Support. The trained workers will assist doctors in the treatment of COVID 19 patients.
“We are working towards preparing 1 lakh frontline workers in the country”, PM Modi said. He further added that the programme would be available at 111 training centers across 26 states in the country. The Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was also present during the launch of the Crash course for COVID workers.
This course is designed under the Central Component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0. The total sanctioned amount for this programme is Rs. 276 crore. PM Modi thanked the entire fraternity of the healthcare sector for selflessly serving the human kind while launching the Crash course for COVID workers.