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PM to launch ‘Customised Crash Course’ for COVID-19 frontline workers

By Priyanka Verma 
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PM to launch ‘Customised Crash Course’ for COVID-19 frontline workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a “Customized Crash Course Programme for Covid 19 Frontline Workers” on June 18. The Government of India had earlier announced that it would train over 1 lakh Covid frontline workers.

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The programme, which will start at 111 training centres spread over 26 states, aims to train over 1 lakh Covid frontline workers across the country as announced by the Government of India earlier.

Prime Minister Modi will launch ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid-19 Frontline workers’ on June 18 at 11am through video conferencing, it said.

The launch will be followed by the Prime Minister’s address. The Union minister of skill development and entrepreneurship will also be present on the occasion.

The programme aims to skill and upskill over one lakh “Covid warriors” across the country, the PMO said.

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The training will be imparted to them in six customised job roles namely home care support, basic care support, advanced care support, emergency care support, sample collection support, and medical equipment support.

The programme has been designed as a special programme under the central component of the Pardhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0, with total financial outlay of Rs. 276 crore, the PMO said.

The programme will create skilled non-medical healthcare workers to fill the present and future needs of manpower in the health sector, it said.

Meanwhile, India registered 62,224 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall positive cases tally in the country to 2,96,33,105, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday morning.

The top five states which registered the maximum coronavirus cases are Kerala with 12,246 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu with 11,805 cases, Maharashtra with 7,652 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 5,741 cases and Karnataka with 5,041 cases.

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As many as 68.28 per cent of the new Covid-19 cases are reported from these five states, with Kerala alone responsible for 19.68 per cent of the new cases.

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