(GIST OF YOJANA) SKILL FOR LIFE, SAVE A LIFE' INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN THE
HEALTH SECTOR - September-2017
SKILL FOR LIFE, SAVE A LIFE' INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN THE
The 'Skill for Life, Save a Life' initiative was launched recently by the
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. 'Skills for Life, Save a Life' Initiative'
aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the
healthcare system. Under this initiative various courses are planned to be
initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well
as for general public.
The curriculum has been designed by "National Institute of Health and Family
Welfare (NIHFW) and AIIMS, Delhi. In India 1,324 accidents occur on roads every
day and a life is lost every 4 minutes and measures taken in the first 10
minutes can save a life. As part of the 'Skill a Life, Save a Life' program the
First Responder course for professionals as well as
general public, will be conducted in Central and State government training
institutes across the country in each district, to empower every single citizen
of the country to be the first person to provide first aid and initial care in
case of an emergency.
The trained and-skilled personnel, throu this innovative training course,
will be able to help save lives in the golden hour during an emergency