Strengthening healthcare ecosystem – ARTIST for Her to spend Rs 1 crore to train 1,000 frontline maternal care workers in Karnataka

“ARTIST for Her , HSSC and AHPI collaborate to upskill 1 million healthcare workers across India , as part of Vision 2022 Skill India”

Bengaluru based Asian Research & Training Institute for Skill Transfer has resolved to train 1,000 frontline maternal healthcare workers at a cost of INR 1 crore over the next year across Karnataka to strengthen the delivery of quality maternal healthcare services in the public and private sectors . Further to scale up this initiative tripartite agreement has been signed between ARTIST for Her ( Asian Research & Training Institute for Skill Transfer ) , Healthcare Sector Skill Council ( HSSC ) , and Association of Healthcare Providers India ( AHPI ) to train 1 million frontline healthcare workers across the country . To provide quality healthcare to pregnant women , mothers , and newborn babies , in accordance with the standards set by the WHO and the Government of India , as part of Vision 2022 Skill India.

Speaking about this initiative , Dr. Hema Divakar , Chair of Well Woman Healthcare Committee at FIGO ( International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics ) & Chairperson , ARTIST for Her , We , ARTIST for Her , as a premier training institute , will train about 1,000 frontline maternal care workers ( ASHA staff , nurses , and medical practitioners ) across public and private sectors to strengthen the healthcare delivery system . The initiative leverages technology to achieve successful skill transfer through a proven and reliable digital platform .

” Dr. Hema further added ” A pilot initiative was successfully rolled out in Karnataka with the support of AHPI . This will be extended in phases to Tamil Nadu , Madhya Pradesh , Maharashtra later to the rest of the country . For the 30 million deliveries in India , the proportion of healthcare workers with skills specified by WHO is weak . It is our target to raise the availability of this pool of skilled workforce to be placed in maternity units , public or private hospitals to care for pregnant mothers , newborn mothers , or post – delivery stage in alignment with WHO , FOGSI , Manyata , and government standards . This will go a long way in reducing maternal mortality rate , infant mortality rate and also address long – term issues , such as anemia , obesity , hypertension , ” .

Dr. Alexander Thomas , President , AHPI said ” We will be training 15,000 healthcare workers on priority as part of this arrangement and cover it in phases to reach 1 million.AHPI will identify the target groups for training , ARTIST for Her will undertake capacity building and HSSC will do the assessment and certification . Frontline healthcare workers with such certification can be readily employable by any maternal healthcare units ” . The initiative will also target capacity building of frontline workers at e – Sanjeevani clinics , Namma Clinicsin Karnataka .

Dr C N Ashwath Narayan , Honorable Minister of Skill Development , Entrepreneurship and Livelihood , Government of Karnataka , delivered a special session on ” Swasthya Bharat ” . ARTIST for Her , HSSC and AHPI submitted a proposal to the minister for training through a PPP model in Karnataka to create a larger pool of well – trained frontline maternal care professionals .

For more information , please contact : Dr. Hema Divakar Consultant ObGyn and Medical Director , Divakars Speciality Hospital , Bengaluru . M : 9844046724 |

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