4500 specialised health care attendants successfully trained under the uniquely designed “healthcare skilling programme”
Joins hands with NSDC, AIIMS, Cansupport and TATA Memorial for training and certification
Care24, a pioneering start-up in the home healthcare sector in India has successfully transformed the lives of 4,500 individuals so far providing them with a steady employment opportunity and financial stability in the healthcare industry. The start-up aims to train upto 10,000 certified healthcare attendants by the end of 2017 under their uniquely designed “healthcare skilling programme” to build a stronger workforce for the healthcare industry in India. Working in tandem with specialised agencies such as NSDC, AIIMS, Tata Memorial etc for their training and certification processes, Care24 wants to create specialised services workforce for the unorganised and scattered healthcare market and align itself with the Indian Government’s vision of “Skill India”.
Care24 plans to train healthcare attendants for specialised treatments such Cancer care, Neurological disorders, Orthopaedic, Cardiac & other chronic care. It follows a 12-step selection process which includes background check before hiring talent along with legal and medical checks. They also make the workforce go through reading and writing tests, physical tests while simultaneously providing a 2 week intense training for building specialised skills, before assigned them a full time or part time employment opportunity. The caregivers are initially assisted by a senior consultant so they can receive additional hand-on training during their first week as a healthcare attendant. They are not only trained with the appropriate medical knowledge but are also groomed with soft skills and technical know-how that is a requisite for their employment. Apart from this investment in training healthcare attendants, Care24 also provides well equipped hygiene and grooming kits to all its caregivers.
Talking about the fragmented healthcare market in India and the employment issues faced by the country, Mr. Vipin Pathak, CEO and Co-Founder of Care24 said, “Forecasts suggest that, by 2020, about 60% of India’s population of 130 crore will be in the working-age group of 15-59 years. It is also estimated that, by 2025, India will have 25% of the world’s total workforce. There certainly is an urgent need to put in place a well-designed skills development ecosystem. The only way to avoid this is by building a skill-focused, industry-ready and job-ready workforce. We at Care24 believe in skilling and training as the way forward for creating the right kind of talent pool for the healthcare industry and have taken the onus of bridging the critical skill gap faced by the healthcare industry today. ”
The training and certification provided by Care24 and NSDC will not only benefit the development of an individual but will also increase their potential earning by 1.5 times.
Care24 is also developing modules for training attendants in cognitive exercises that would in turn help patients with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer, Demential etc. This module will help the attendants keep their patients mental activity higher and hence create a better quality of life.