Health Min­istry, IGNOU to pro­mote health­care cour­ses

BioSpectrum (India) - - ACADEMIC NEWS -

The Health Min­istry has inked a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (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 MoU was presided over by Union Health Minister J P Nadda and Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. Union Minister for Skill De­vel­op­ment Dhar­men­dra Prad­han was also present.

The gov­ern­ment has ini­ti­ated univer­sal screen­ing of com­mon non­com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases such as di­a­betes, hy­per­ten­sion and com­mon can­cers along with tu­ber­cu­lo­sis and lep­rosy. This will re­quire trained man­power and the Health Min­istry is tak­ing all nec­es­sary steps to ad­dress this. A ro­bust mon­i­tor­ing and as­sess­ment frame­work will be es­tab­lished un­der the MoU to en­sure that Health Min­istry stan­dards are fol­lowed strin­gently.

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