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The Health Ministry on Monday has signed an MoU with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to scale-up short-term healthcare courses and produce over 14 lakh trained manpower by 2025.The signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was done by Union Health Minister J P Nadda and Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.Union Minister for Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan also stood at the signing.
Union Minister JP Nadda said,“Under this MoU, curriculum for 10 courses especially designed for the health sector, will provide more than 14 lakh trained manpower by 2025.”
Trained manpower wis required as the government has initiated universal screening of common non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and common cancers along with tuberculosis and leprosy.
The course shall increase the trained manpower and serve the upcoming 1.5L health care centres. Javadekar said this was a historic moment as three ministries of health, education and skill are coming together to meet the large manpower requirements in the burgeoning healthcare sector.
Javedkar claimed that it is a big step for Health Ministry and that the MoU will be closely observed to maintain quality with quantity.