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    Tata STRIVE and Wipro GE Healthcare partner to skill 6,200 candidates for jobs in healthcare sector over three years

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    This partnership is a significant step to address the increasing demand for allied healthcare professionals (AHPs), who make a significant contribution to the healthcare delivery system.

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    With an aim to improve access to quality healthcare throughout the country by developing skilled healthcare resources, Wipro GE Healthcare in 2015 established the GE Healthcare Education Institute (GEHCI).
    Tata STRIVE and Wipro GE Healthcare have entered into a partnership to skill youth for jobs in the healthcare sector over a period of three years, said a statement issued today.

    The agreement aims to skill 6,200 candidates in various technical and operational areas of healthcare. As part of this partnership, GE Healthcare will design, develop and implement industry-relevant, hands-on training with a goal of achieving gainful employment for these students, many of whom belong to underprivileged sections of society.

    Tata STRIVE with the support of Tata Trusts will provide the candidates loan scholarships upon qualifying for the course, and will be responsible for enhancing the programme delivery and efficacy by providing digital solutions for planning and managing batches, loan scholarships, attendance, assessments and tracking.

    This partnership is a significant step to address the increasing demand for allied healthcare professionals (AHPs), who make a significant contribution to the healthcare delivery system. They provide a range of services including technical and diagnostics as well as help in effective functioning of the system. During any health crisis, like the current pandemic, they are the frontline warriors and help in scaling up healthcare services by complementing skillsets of doctors and nurses.

    Despite a huge demand for their services, the segment is highly short-staffed and fragmented in India. It is estimated that the current requirement for AHPs in India is nearly 6.5 million as against a supply of less than 300,000.

    “India's healthcare sector is currently starved of an adequately skilled workforce as well as an adequate number of allied healthcare professionals. This partnership between Tata STRIVE and Wipro GE Healthcare will build a cadre of technical professionals that will support the delivery of quality medical care to reduce this gap,” said Anita Rajan, CEO, Tata STRIVE.

    “Building a strong pipeline of allied healthcare professionals can be a strategic intervention in the healthcare sector. This will not only ensure a quality healthcare delivery system but also create meaningful jobs for many. This partnership focuses not only on employment but also on bridging the skill gap prevalent in the healthcare sector along with upliftment of women in the society,” said Shravan Subramanyam, managing director, Wipro GE Healthcare, South Asia.

    With an aim to improve access to quality healthcare throughout the country by developing skilled healthcare resources, Wipro GE Healthcare in 2015 established the GE Healthcare Education Institute (GEHCI). As part of this collaboration with Tata STRIVE, GEHCI, a training partner listed under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), will execute these healthcare training courses through a mix of both classroom and virtual sessions along with interactive training exercises. The programme will provide opportunities to underserved 12th pass students to enter the healthcare sector as X-ray, operation theatre, radiology, or as cardiac care technicians.

    In addition, non-technical job roles such as front desk coordinator and medical record technician courses are also offered.
    ( Originally published on Feb 23, 2021 )

    1 Comment on this Story

    ramanath5 days ago
    All these programmes start with a bang snd due off in few months due to interference of politicians and corrupt practices. Seen several of these in the last 20 years. Health care sector in India will remain the same forever.
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