New Delhi: Indian Company Tech Mahindra Foundation and Wipro GE Healthcare on Tuesday 6th of July have partnered to offer skilling and upskilling courses to students and healthcare technicians.
Both partners will upskill existing paramedics and students pursuing radiology and technician, operation theatre technician, critical care technician, and emergency care technician courses. The courses designed and developed by Wipro GE Healthcare will be delivered online, followed by an interactive session with leading practicing industry experts, along with exposure to immersive techniques and hands-on training on simulators/equipment, it added.
In offering the training to beginners as well as working technicians, TMF (Tech Mahindra Foundation will join hands. The aim of both the partners is to provide beneficial employment opportunities for the unemployed and youth for the career progression of working paramedics.
The healthcare system is going to get benefited immensely from Allied Health Professionals across technical and diagnostics requirements. For the last two years, the country is going through a pandemic and they are the frontline warriors and help in improving healthcare service delivery. The demand is increasing in Indian countries to fight against COVID 19 despite huge demand for their services; the segment is highly short-staffed as well as inappropriately trained.
Chief Executive Officer of TMF Rakesh Soni said that “At our Tech Mahindra SMART Academics for Healthcare, we believe in laying emphasis on practical learning during the entire course along with the theoretical concepts. We are glad that this partnership will complement the practical learning of our students, alumni, and also other allied healthcare technicians,”.
It will additionally enable them to get exposure to simulator training on surgical equipment, and a high-end immersive experience, soni added.
“COVID-19 has highlighted the gap in the availability of Allied Health Professionals who are critical in testing, diagnosis, and timely patient treatment and care. This training will make students eligible for the opportunities that the healthcare sector has for technicians in radiology, operation theatre technology, critical care, and emergency care,” said Shravan Subramanyam, Managing Director at Wipro GE Healthcare, South Asia.
With an aim to improve access to quality healthcare throughout the country by developing skilled healthcare resources, Wipro GE Healthcare in 2015 established the GE Healthcare Education Institute (GEHCI), a training partner listed under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
The students will not only learn the theoretical aspects of being a healthcare technician but also learn through immense training at hospitals and practical lessons on surgical equipment, anesthesia, X-Ray, CT and MRI machines, patient preparation, and management among other areas. PTI AKT SR SHW SHW.