The 4-hour, free online course offers practical, demonstration-based, and immediately applicable support in the areas of infection prevention and control in the COVID-19 crisis
Generation India, a youth employment not for profit organisation, along with its coalition partners conducted skill development training for over one lakh nurses. The 4-hour, free online course offers practical, demonstration-based, and immediately applicable support in the areas of infection prevention and control in the COVID-19 crisis, use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the role of nurses in handling COVID-19 patients and self-care.
With the help of prominent partnerships, the free online course has been disseminated across 18 states. The coalition included like-minded partners like Columbia Asia Hospital, who offered the medical content; Learnet Skills and UNESCO, who supported the launch and rolled out the course. Hosmac India joined as the industry partner, Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) as the certification partner for the same and IKEA Foundation and MetLife Foundation as funding partners. Healthcare bodies National Health Authority (NHA) and Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) have also partnered with Generation India Foundation, for this course as Strategic Partner (Public Health). Other organisations such as Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Orion Edutech, DNC (Delhi Nursing Council), IPNA (Indian Professional Nurses association) have also significantly contributed towards the dissemination of this course.
“Launched on May 26, already over 100,000 nurses have taken the course with excellent feedback. We feel immensely satisfied that we can be of some help to the COVID warriors and hope thousands more undertake the course” says Arunesh Singh, CEO, Generation India.