PM Narendra Modi on Friday launched six crash course programmes to train and upskill around one lakh frontline workers to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing the occasion, PM Modi urged people to remain cautious, He said, ‘We have to further enhance the preparedness of the country to meet the challenges ahead,"
He stressed the virus is "still amongst us" and the possibility of it mutating is also there. "In the second wave of covid, we saw what kind of challenges the ever-changing form of this virus can bring before us," he said. He also said the government is committed to providing free Covid vaccination for everyone starting June 21. "With this goal in mind, a massive campaign to prepare about one lakh frontline 'Corona warriors' is being started in the country," he added.
The crash course training will be imparted to Covid warriors in six customised roles - Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support, and Medical Equipment Support.
"These courses are designed to skill as well as upskill the healthcare workforce. 111 such centres are being started from today across the nation under the Skill India programme. With this, we will have more than one lakh new skilled healthcare frontline workers in the next few months," PM added.