To expand base of vaccinators to scale up COVID-19 vaccination
1mg has partnered with Seekify, an upskilling platform and Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) to launch a program to provide adequate skills training to healthcare professionals (medical students, nursing students, pharmacists, phlebotomists, etc.) in the administration of COVID-19 vaccination.
Dr Thomas Davis, Director of Standards and Industry Engagement, Health Sector Skill Council said, “There is an urgent need to expand the pool of trained vaccinators in the country. Given the strain on our healthcare infrastructure, this initiative will help in training thousands of healthcare workers and preparing them in the fight against COVID-19.”
Dr Varun Gupta, SVP, Medical Affairs, 1mg said, “1mg’s training programme for vaccinators has been designed with experts and has modules on basics of vaccination, how it is to be administered, standard precautions to be taken, monitoring of side effects following immunisation, and operational guidelines of the government. Post completion of these training modules, candidates would have to undergo an assessment by the Health Sector Skill Council and only successful candidates will be issued certification from HSSC and 1mg. 500 healthcare workers have already been trained under this programme, 1mg aims to train 10,000 professionals by collaborating with medical, nursing, and pharmacy colleges.”
This is yet another endeavour by 1mg to make healthcare accessible and affordable for a billion Indians. Vaccination drives have already been conducted successfully by 1mg in RWAs and in collaboration with empanelled private vaccination centres across metros for the 45+ age group in the last phase. For the next phase, 500+ corporates with a 2M+ employee base have already signed up for vaccinating their employees. By creating a certified vaccination administration course in partnership with HSSC, 1mg moves one step closer to their broader goal of being at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.