IGNOU, MoHFW join hands to offer courses in healthcare

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 9 February 2019

A survey by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has revealed that around 1,80,000 trained home health assistants are required in the healthcare sector.

Pune: A survey by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has revealed that around 1,80,000 trained home health assistants are required in the healthcare sector.
 
Now, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in collaboration with MoHFW have developed four skill-based health programmes of six months duration which will be offered from January 2019 session itself. Both the institutions have signed a memorandum under which Certificate in Home Health Assistance (CHHA), Certificate in General Duty Assistance (CGDA), Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance (CGCA), and Certificate in Phlebotomy Assistance (CPHA) will be offered.

A Skill Training cell has been created in IGNOU to develop the skill-based health programmes. The programmes will be implemented through a nation-wide support services framework. Monitoring network at State and district-level have been developed in collaboration with MOHFW, IGNOU and other institutions as identified by MOHFW.

Skill training will be done through a three-tier hands-on training system following a pedagogic model that would include demonstration and others at study centres established in medical colleges/ district hospitals. Practice of skills at Skill Development Centres have also been established in small hospitals.

Further details of each course is availale on www.ignou.ac.in.

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