- The plan is to prepare 5,000 health assistants/Community Nursing Assistants
- Training will be held in a batch of 500 people: CM Arvind Kejriwal
- Applications can be filled from June 17; training will start from June 28
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday (June 16) announced to train 5,000 youths as health assistants for the medical an d paramedical staff as preparation in view of the possibility of the third wave of COVID-19. “Keeping in view of the shortage of medical and paramedical staffs during the second wave, the government has an ambitious plan to prepare 5,000 health assistants or Community Nursing Assistants,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed during a press conference. The Delhi Chief Minister stated that as many as 5,000 youths would be trained by Indraprastha University for 2 weeks each.
They will be given basic training at Delhi’s nine major medical institutes and work as the assistant for doctors and nurses. They will be given basic training in nursing, paramedics, life-saving, first aid, and home care, he said.
CM Kejriwal further said, “Online applications can be filled from June 17 and training will start from June 28. Training will be held in a batch of 500 people. Eligible candidates should have cleared class 12 and should be 18 and above in age.”
The step will help us in preparations of the third wave of the COVID-19 and will increase our manpower, he added.
Delhi, on June 13, announced to ease the lockdown restrictions with all shops can be opened simultaneously in all markets and malls, restaurants allowed to open at 50 per cent seating capacity, Delhi Metro and buses to run with 50 per cent capacity. The national capital was under pandemic-induced lockdown since April 19. Delhi logged 228 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours which is the lowest since April 3, according to the Delhi government’s health bulletin on Tuesday.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.