Improving employability & increasing employment opportunities in the Healthcare sector
Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors, both in terms of revenue and employment. The hospital industry in India stood at Rs 4 trillion (US$ 61.79 billion) in 2017 and is expected to increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16-17 per cent to reach Rs 8.6 trillion (US$ 132.84 billion) by 2023. However, shortage of skilled manpower is one of the most critical constraints that the sector is confronted with. The healthcare system is short of 76% doctors,53% nurses, 88% specialists, 85% radiographers and 80% laboratory technicians. So, even with adequate infrastructure in place, dealing with the absence of qualified staff is critical
The healthcare sector under the guidance of NSDC has set a mandate of skilling 4.8 million people and providing 118,000 certified trainers over the next 10 years.Keeping the need for qualified and dedicated members in the health fraternity in mind, IL&FS Institute of Skills – Healthcare Academy was established and has been successfully providing skills for inclusive growth in the healthcare sector
Upkilling (up to 15 days), short-term placement linked (>6months), and long-term placement linked (6 months). The job roles encompassed are varied:
• General Duty Assistant (44 labs, 8580 annual capacity)
• Operation Theater Technician (9 labs, 1080 annual capacity)
• X-ray Technician (7 labs, 840 annual capacity)
• Emergency Medical Technician (5 labs, annual capacity of 600)
• Dialysis technical (1 lab, with a capacity of 100)
Our affiliations with the American Heart Association, Limmer Creative, Ohio State University, Child Heart Foundation, the Burn Care Foundation, and most importantly, the Healthcare Sector Skill Council, and NSDC, have helped us achieve our objectives, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
In the future, additional programmes are planned under the umbrella of health care sector skilling; these include: Hospital Front Desk Coordinator (NSDC), Certificate Course in Burn Care Management (Burn Care Foundation), and Certificate Course in Paediatric Echocardiography (Child Heart Foundation).
The imparting of professional and quality training is important in these domains, especially since these jobs are related to the life and health of other human beings. Practical training, imparted by qualified personnel, in standardized simulated labs, with the best of infrastructure, ensures delivery of quality skilling