Apollo Medskills is going to train over 500000 healthcare workforce in India for COVID-19 response. The initiative is to increase the human resource capacity for the stressed healthcare systems. In the last 18 months, Apollo Medskills has trained and certified over 184000 healthcare resources working in the frontline who are Doctors, Nurses, Allied health and support workers across 15 States in India.
There are specially designed programs for COVID-19 Health workers to assist the overwhelmed healthcare systems. The skills and competencies are given around ventilator management, isolation room management, use of oxygen cylinders and concentrators, rational use of oxygen, patient counseling and vaccination management to increase the skilled manpower in rural India.
Dr Srinivasa Rao Pulijala, CEO of Apollo Medskills and a Senior Physician said, “this training is designed for health workers and leadership on the frontlines of the crisis to increase their capacity and to respond rapidly and efficiently to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, while also protecting their own health. All health workers involved in implementation of COVID-19 management and vaccination need to have adequate knowledge and skills in order to ensure safe and efficient COVID-19 management and vaccine administration. We have designed the curriculum with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and family welfare, Government of India and also used open source content from WHO and other credible content sources”.
Any Hospitals or Healthcare institutions that wish to train their employees and any CSR organizations that wish to partner on this initiative can write to email@example.com
Apollo Medskills is one of the largest Healthcare skill development organizations in India. It was started in 2012 as a Public Private Partnership between National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Apollo Hospitals group.
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It has 32 State of the art Skill centers across 24 States in India with innovative teaching methodologies. At Apollo Medskills, there are various upskilling courses for healthcare professionals and skilling courses for school and college students.