Tamil Nadu Apex Skill Development Centre for Healthcare launched by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami
Kauvery Hospital and the Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation launched the Tamil Nadu Apex Skill Development Centre for Healthcare (TNASDCHC). Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami formally launched the centre today, through a virtual inauguration function.
This joint venture between Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) and Kauvery Hospital to upskill, reskill and cross skill healthcare professionals with competencies are current and relevant for the efficient and effective healthcare delivery.
The centre is an outcome of an MoU that was signed on November 30, 2019 between Government of Tamil Nadu and Kauvery Hospital to provide high-end skill training in hospital and healthcare services sector, under the Scheme – Tamil Nadu Investment Promotion Programme – Phase II, assisted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
TNASDCHC is a not for profit, Sec 8 Company, under the Public – Private – Partnership (PPP) model. The Centre is established in a campus spread across 12500 sq ft. located at Thiru Vi Ka Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai.
“In the next five years, there will be a demand of 3.27 lakh workforce for the healthcare sector in the state. Hence, this centre will aid as a catalyst in bridging the skill gap in the state of Tamil Nadu and also will help enrich the skills of healthcare professionals in the state. We are pleased to have highly reputed names like Kauvery Hospital on board as the lead implementation partner. The centre with first-in-class facilities and training faculties is sure to bring a significant change in the healthcare realm,” said Colonel R Alagarraj (Retd), Director Projects, TNASDC for Health Care.
Speaking on the partnership Dr. Chandrakumar, Founder and Executive Chairman Kauvery Hospitals said, “Healthcare is one major sector that has a never ending development and people employed in this sector needs a constant upgradation in their skills. Also, with a surge in the demand for skilled workforce, we believe this initiative will help to build a strong healthcare system. Hence every role is given due importance for training at this centre. It is our immense pleasure to be a part of Tamil Nadu’s game changing initiative.”
The training centre is developed as the best in class facility housing classrooms, audio – visual theatre with live streaming capabilities, sound studio, administrative offices, conference, and meeting halls. The domain skill labs to be established will offer a near realistic – prototype demonstration and learning facility to develop desired competencies amongst the healthcare workers. The courses are aimed to provide skill competencies to the spectrum of healthcare professionals, nursing staff, para – medical, ambulance operators, administrative staff and doctors.