PM to launch “Crash Course” for COVID warriors on June 18

at 3:14 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a ‘customized crash course programme for Covid 19 frontline workers’ on June 18, to prepare the non-medical workforce required in the health sector amid coronavirus.

The programme aims to skill and upskill over one lakh Covid warriors across the country, an official statement said.

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.

The programme has been designed as a special programme under the Central Component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0, with a total financial outlay of Rs. 276 crore, the statement said.

The programme will create skilled non-medical healthcare workers to fill the present and future needs of manpower in the health sector.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ on 18th June 2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing,” it said.

The launch will commence the programme in 111 training centres spread over 26 states. The launch will be followed by the Prime Minister’s address.

Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will also be present on the occasion, the statement read.