PM Modi launches crash course for Covid frontline workers, says it will 'reduce the burden'

To make Covid healthcare and frontline workers affluent about new variants and mutation of the novel virus, PM Modi launched a customized crash course programme.

PM Modi launches crash course for Covid frontline workers, says it will reduce the burden
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the virus changed rapidly during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in the country, posing new challenges. 


To make healthcare and frontline workers affluent about new variants and mutation of the novel virus, PM Modi launched a customized crash course programme. “Covid-19 is still there and there is a strong possibility of the virus being mutated. Therefore, the country’s preparations have to be ramped up in order to combat new challenges. We are working towards preparing 1 lakh frontline workers in the country," the Prime Minister said. 


He also shared that the crash course can be completed in just three months and The frontline workers will be immediately available and will act as a ‘trained sahayak’ to assist the present arrangement to tackle the surge of the virus.  


“The crash course has been designed by the country’s top experts upon the requirement of states,” the Prime Minister said during the virtual address and pointed out the programme will also bring new employment opportunities for the country’s youth.


The customized crash course programme is designed as a special programme under the Central Component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0, with a financial outlay of ₹276 crore, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.


PM Modi also reminded that the Centre will inoculate all adults above the age of 18 from January 21. “The Centre is committed to vaccinating every citizen of this country for free. We have to follow all Covid protocols. Wearing masks and maintaining social distancing is extremely important,” he said.


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