Guwahati: The Marwari Hospital in the city is starting a ‘COVID Frontline Worker crash course’ in its hospital premises in collaboration with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and also the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

The course is designed to prepare the trainees as frontline COVID warriors, keeping in mind the speculation of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID Frontline Worker crash course will consist of three courses: Basic Support Care, Advanced Care Support and Home Care Support. On completion of the course, a Skill India Certificate will be provided to each of the candidates.

“One should be Class 10 passed and above 18 years of age to pursue this course. For verification, the candidate or the trainee should have their Aadhar card, since without the Aadhar card one cannot pursue the course. These are the basic criteria to pursue this course. This will be a completely free course and the classes will be conducted at the hospital itself,” said Rohit Upadhayay, Hospital Superintendent at Marwari Hospitals.

He further added, “It is a complete Government Certified Training Course and even stipend of Rs 125 will be provided to each trainee per day. Also, there will be insurance coverage of 2 lakhs for qualifying candidates. It will start with 21 days of formal training and after that, there will be a continuous class of 3 months, which will be called on-job training. So, basically, it will be a 4 months course.”

A set of trainers have already been selected to train the candidates, both for theory and practicals. The Management team of Marwari Hospitals has said that “this is a great opportunity for all the candidates who will enrol themselves for this course because by pursuing this course they will be trained in COVID management as well as can stay prepared and ready to fight against COVID-19 if the speculation of 3rd wave is true.”

The management has also appealed to various NGOs to send their candidates for the course so that they can enhance their knowledge on COVID-19 and its management for patients under home care.

The course will start on August 23, 2021, and will be an everyday class excluding Sundays. With the introduction of the course, Marwari Hospitals is hopeful to help more people with the basic training related to COVID-19 and thereby creating work opportunities for all candidates who will undergo this basic course for COVID Frontline Workers.

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