New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a specially designed crash course program for Kovid-19 frontline workers through video conferencing on 18 June 2021 at 11 am. With this launch, this program will be started in 111 training centers spread across 26 states. The Prime Minister’s address will be after the launch of Crash Course. The Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will also be present on this occasion.
The objective of this program is to equip more than one lakh Kovid warriors across the country with skills and teach them something new. Kovid warriors will be trained in specific roles related to six functions namely Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support and Medical Equipment Support.
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This program has been designed as a special program under the central component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 with a total financial outlay of Rs.276 crores. The program will prepare skilled non-medical healthcare workers to meet the current and future needs of the workforce in the health sector. The doctors had declared the child dead, the mother kept calling, the innocent’s breath started walking
Efforts are also on to speed up the vaccination
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health, a high-level meeting was held with the states under the chairmanship of Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan for progress in vaccination and during this it was highlighted that only 82 percent health workers (HCWs) were given the first dose of vaccine. Whereas in the case of the second dose, this number is only 56 percent. According to the statement, 18 states and union territories, including Punjab, Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Assam, have a vaccination percentage lower than the national average for this group.
The statement said that 85 percent of the frontline personnel were given the first dose of the vaccine, but only 47 percent of the second dose was given to the personnel. According to this, there are a total of 19 states and union territories including Bihar, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Telangana, Karnataka and Punjab where the percentage of second dose to frontline personnel is less than the national average.