Delhi government will train 5,000 youths as health assistants or community nursing assistants as part of preparations for a possible third wave of COVID-19, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced on Wednesday.
The registration process for this has begun and the training programme will commence on June 28 in batches of 500 candidates, Mr Kejriwal had said.
Class 12 pass candidates over 18 years of age can register to be a health assistant.
Candidates have to give personal details like name, gender, aadhaar card number, constituency, address, subjects studied in Class 12 and in higher classes if its applicable.
Candidates have also been asked to give choices of medical institutes in which they wish to take the training.
Training will be provided on a first come first serve basis.
These professionals will assist doctors and nurses in hospitals. The health assistants will be roped in whenever their services are required during the third wave of the pandemic. They will be paid according to the number of days they work, Mr Kejriwal said.
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