Mumbai: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the Delhi government would train 5,000 youths as “health assistants” to prepare for a possible third wave of COVID-19 infections
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in the press conference, “In view of the shortage of medical and paramedical staff during the second wave, the government has an ambitious plan to create 5,000 health assistants or community nursing assistants.”
Delhi Chief Minister said that 5,000 youth will be trained by Indraprastha University for 2 weeks.
“They will be given basic training in nine premier medical institutions of Delhi and will work as assistants to doctors and nurses. They will be given basic training in nursing, paramedics, life-saving, first aid and home care,” he said.
Kejriwal further said, “Online applications can be filled from June 17 and training will start from June 28. Training will be in batches of 500 people. Eligible candidates should be 12th class passed and 18 years and above.”
“This move will help us prepare for the third wave of COVID-19 and increase our manpower,” he said.
The national capital was under pandemic-induced lockdown since April 19. Delhi logged 228 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours which is the lowest since April 3, according to the Delhi government’s health bulletin on Tuesday.