Friday, March 24, 2023

SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant enhancing Employability Skill of the local youth in Health Sector through various schemes : Spending about Rs 1.5 crores every year

Rourkela : “Ispat General Hospital (IGH) of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant has helped me in strengthening my skills through practical application of theoretical inputs taught in GNM Nursing course on patient care and treatment. An experience certificate from this reputed hospital will greatly help me in future,” says Ms. Chandini Rohidas from Sundargarh, an Advanced Specialised Nursing Training Student undergoing training in IGH for a year.
‘It’s a dream come true to work in IGH. The experience gained here will immensely help me,” says Anjlina Barla from Jhamankera village of Sundargarh District.
Similar are the stories, hopes and aspiration of 45 students of 2021 batch who have joined IGH after completing their General Nursing and Midwifery course to enhance their knowledge skill and experience. The one year advanced training programme equips the students with high skilled medical interventions. The students are trained in IV lining, Cathetra fixing, Royls tube feeding, administering injection, blood sample collection, blood transfusion, bed making, patient care and pre-operation preparation. They also assist doctors and nurses in their regular rounds and checkups.
Since the beginning of the course in the year 2009, more than 700 students from peripheral areas have benefited from the course. The course is supported by CSR Department of RSP under its Employability Skill Enhancement programme. Each student is being given a stipend of Rs. 15,000/- per month.
The CSR Department of RSP has also been sponsoring number of Peripheral youths and youths from Resettlement Colonies under its Employability Skill Enhancement programme at IGH to help them secure better livelihood.
“After working here I feel I can easily get a job in any other hospital,” says Mr. Roshan Veer, a Medical Attendant Trainee from Jhirpani Resettlement Colony of RSP . The Medical Attendant Training is yet another category in which 74 youths have been inducted in the year 2021. These trainees are engaged in registration counters, X-Ray laboratories, in OPD counters and in patient mobility in stretchers and wheel chairs within the hospital. In this one year course each student receives a monthly stipend of Rs. 7,000/- inclusive of boarding and lodging.
Some other Employability enhancement programs being at Ispat General Hospital are Specialized training in physiotherapy, Advanced Medical Laboratory Technician Training, Hospital Administration Training, Anaesthesia/OT Assistant Training, Data entry operator/medical Transcription Training, Advanced Medical Laboratory Technician Training, Data entry operator/medical Transcription Training etc. RSP is spending about Rs 1.5 crores in an year these schemes so that hundreds of youth from the peripheral area can have better job opportunities and fulfil their aspirations.

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