To provide trainings to graduates, Tata Trusts and GE Healthcare have joined hands to train 10,000 graduates in various technical areas of healthcare for over three years in a step aimed at bridging the skills gap in healthcare technical or operating staff.
“Two entities are coming together to save millions of lives via affordable healthcare,” said Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts.
“The partnership will leverage the leadership that Tata Trusts has in the areas of skilling and livelihood and GE Healthcare’s expertise in designing and running technical courses in Healthcare,” said Terri Bresenham, president of Sustainable Healthcare Solutions, GE Healthcare.
With a mix of both classroom training and interactive training exercises, GE Healthcare Education Institute (GE HCI) will design, develop and execute these courses to help people graduate as X-ray, Radiography, Medical equipment,
Anesthesia, Operation Theatre and Cardiac Care technicians, as well as Diabetic Education counsellors.
Besides, continuous assessment and internships will be offered to the candidates during the course of this programme. After completion of the course and the Healthcare Sector Skills Council (HSSC) exam, candidates will be granted a certification from HSSC.
The candidates will be selected after a screening process and the course fee of Rs 86,000 is made easier through loans and partial or full scholarships. In next three years, 10,000 candidates will get loan scholarships from Tata Trusts upon qualifying for the course.