India has seen the dire condition of healthcare facilities in the country, not only in equipment but also in the shortage of trained medical staff. Amid the threat of a possible third wave, the Delhi government has decided to train 5000 youth to become health assistants.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated: “In 1st & 2nd waves, we saw shortage of medical & paramedical staff. So, govt has an ambitious plan-to prepare 5000 health assistants. 5000 youth will be trained by IP University for 2 weeks each. They’ll be given basic training at Delhi’s 9 major medical institutes.”
He further added, “They’ll work as doctors-nurses’ assistants. They’ll be given basic training in nursing, paramedics, life-saving, first aid & home care. Online applications can be filled from June 17, training from June 28. Eligible candidates should’ve cleared class 12 & should be 18+”.