COVID-19: 5,000 youths being educated as health aides to combat third wave: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal said they’ll receive basic medical training at one of Delhi’s nine main medical institutions

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the Delhi government has an ambitious plan to train 5,000 health aides as the city prepares for the third wave of Coronavirus.

“We observed a lack of medical and paramedical professionals in the first and second waves,” Arvind Kejriwal remarked.

In the face of the third wave of Coronavirus, Kejriwal said that 5,000 youth will be given basic training to become health assistants at Delhi’s nine major medical facilities. The IP University will train these health assistants for two weeks each.

“The government has set an ambitious goal of training 5000 health aides. IP University will teach 5000 young people for two weeks each. They’ll receive basic medical training at one of Delhi’s nine main medical institutions,” Kejriwal said.

These health aides will operate under the supervision of physicians and nurses and will not be able to make independent decisions. They will rigorously adhere to physicians’ or nurses’ orders.

The government will begin sending out application invitations on June 17 and will operate on a first come, first serve basis.

The decision by the Delhi government comes after the country witnessed a lack of medical and paramedical workers during the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the plan was created with that in mind.

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