Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday stated the Delhi authorities would prepare 5,000 youth as “well being assistants” within the coming weeks to arrange for a doable third wave of Covid-19 infections within the metropolis.
“In the previous couple of days, preparations are being made to guard Delhi from a doable third wave of Covid. I’ve visited many hospitals. We’re establishing oxygen crops and making preparations for oxygen concentrators, cylinders and storage tanks as nicely. But when a 3rd wave comes — as we noticed within the first and second waves — we face scarcity of medical and paramedical employees,” he stated in a press convention.
“Conserving that in thoughts, the federal government has made a grand formidable plan to arrange 5,000 well being assistants. In technical phrases, they’re known as ‘group nursing assistants’,” he stated.
Beneath the plan, 5,000 youth will probably be given two weeks coaching by Guru Gobind Singh Indra Prastha College.
“This coaching will probably be offered in 9 main medical institutes in Delhi. These folks will work as assistants to docs and nurses; they received’t have the ability to make (medical) choices themselves. They are going to be offered coaching in primary nursing, paramedics, life-saving, first support and residential care,” stated Kejriwal.
“They are going to be educated on staple items like easy methods to measure oxygen and blood strain, easy methods to vaccinate, use of diapers, catheter and mattress. They will even be informed how oxygen cylinders and concentrators work, easy methods to administer oxygen, and so forth,” he added.
“They (well being assistants) will probably be known as to work as and when the necessity arises. They are going to be paid relying on the variety of days they work… There will probably be 500 folks per batch. Anybody aged 18 or above is eligible for the job, offered they’ve handed their Class 12 examinations,” stated Kejriwal.
On-line functions for a similar will probably be obtainable from June 17, and the coaching will start on June 28. Functions will probably be accepted on first come first serve foundation.
“It will strengthen our efforts to fight the third wave, and provides us extra manpower if it hits. I pray that it doesn’t occur however information from England, UK is that the third wave has hit there. So we’ve got to maintain these developments in thoughts, and ensure there’s nothing missing in our efforts,” he stated.