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The second wave showed what kind of challenges the virus can present to us: PM Modi

New Delhi| Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that in the second wave of Corona, we have seen what kind of challenges the ever-changing nature of this virus can present before us and the country will have to be ready to face these challenges.

Prime Minister spoke on the launch of a customized crash course program for COVID-19 frontline workers through video conferencing. These training programs will be conducted at 111 centers spread across 26 states.

Around one lakh frontline workers will be trained under this initiative. Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey along with several other Union Ministers, Ministers of State, experts and other stakeholders were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the event, the Prime Minister said that this launch was another important step in the fight against Coronavirus. He cautioned that the virus exists and mutations are also likely.

The Prime Minister said, “The second wave of the pandemic has presented us with such challenges which may lie ahead of us. The country needs to be prepared to face these challenges and more than one lakh frontline Training our warriors is a step in that direction.”

He reminded everyone that the pandemic has tested the strength of every nation, institution, society, family and individual. At the same time, it has also alerted us to expand our capacities as science, government, society, institution, or individuals.

He said that India accepted this challenge and the status of other medical infrastructure related to PPE kits, testing, COVID care and treatment testifies to these efforts.

The Prime Minister said, “The role of skilled manpower is important in all these efforts. For this and to help the existing corona warriors, one lakh youth are being trained. This training should be over in two three months.”

He informed that these six courses launched on Friday by top experts of the country have been designed as per the demands of the states and union territories. The COVID warriors will be trained in six customized roles such as Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support and Medical Equipment Support. This will include fresh skilling as well as upskilling of those who have some prior knowledge of this type of work. This campaign will give new energy to the frontline force of the health sector and will also provide employment opportunities to the youth.

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