Healthcare Skill Scheme, Maharashtra

To provide healthcare training to the youths for fulfilling the man power requirement of the health care sector thereby strengthening it

Maharashtra government newly launched ‘Healthcare Skill Scheme’ for providing training to about 20,000 youths in the state. This scheme was launched virtually by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on July 8, 2021. This scheme aims at providing trained youths to the health care sector to fulfill the manpower needs. It is mainly launched in view of the suspected third wave of the pandemic. Under this scheme, training will be imparted through 36 short terms courses in healthcare, nursing and paramedical fields. This training will be provided for a period of 3 months. This scheme will prepare the youths for handling the situations in the hospitals, clinics, etc amidst the covid pandemic. State government is of opinion that along with providing finance for health care infrastructure, it is equally important to manage the human resources available for the same. This scheme tends to fulfill the human resource requirement of the health care sector.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Healthcare Skill Scheme
Scheme Under:Maharashtra Government
Launched by:CM Uddhav Thackeray
Launch Date:July 8, 2021
Beneficiaries:About 20,000 youths in the state
Benefit:Skill based training in healthcare, nursing and paramedical fields
Major Objective:To provide healthcare training to the youths for fulfilling the man power requirement of the health care sector thereby strengthening it

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide skill-based training to about 20,000 youths in the state
  • Under this scheme, the training will be imparted through 36 different courses in healthcare, nursing and paramedical fields
  • It tends to prepare the youths for supporting in coping with the covid situations
  • This scheme will prepare the youth for the supporting the existing health workers
  • It will provide trained youths to meet the human resources requirements of the health care sector
  • It tends to provide employment opportunities to the youth in the state
  • It will thereby strengthen the healthcare sector in the state and will help in coping with the pandemic situations with ease.

Key Points:

  • Healthcare skill scheme is launched by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray on July 8, 2021
  • This scheme is launched for providing health care training to about 20,000 youths in the state
  • Under this scheme training will be imparted through 36 short term courses in healthcare, nursing and paramedical fields
  • Training course will be of 3 months
  • Government hospitals and some private hospitals will be notified as training centres for imparting training under this scheme
  • About 500 training centres are about to be notified under the scheme
  • This scheme aims to focus on skill development, through practical job-based training
  • It will prepare the youths for the health care sector thereby meeting the requirement of the skilled manpower in the health care sector
  • It is mainly started to be prepared in view of the third wave of the pandemic with not only the health infrastructure but also the required manpower
  • This scheme will also increase the employment opportunities for the youth thereby helping to reduce the unemployment rate in the state
  • Various measures are taken by the state government for coping with the pandemic situations in the state
  • This scheme is one of the measures taken to be prepared beforehand for the suspected third wave of the pandemic
  • It will support the existing medical and para medical staff, more people can together fight more strongly with the tough situations
  • This decision was welcomed by all the ministries and departments of the government
  • A budgetary allocation of Rs. 20 crores has been made by the government for implementing this scheme in the state

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