Hyderabad: New Delhi-based Primero Skills and Training, which had been carrying out unique skilling and training interventions, is now looking to foray into medical and healthcare training, across India.
The company finds south as a key market, and it will look for partnerships and individual models to roll out its tailor-made programmes. It is keen to introduce programmes in Hyderabad, Chennai and Cochin, before heading north.
The company has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Red Cross Society, as part of which Indian Red Cross hospital at Shahdara in East Delhi is going to give space to create a training centre, focused on medical and healthcare. The collaboration is stated to be the first such in India.
Primero Skills and Training managing partner and director Jayanta Das told Telangana Today in an exclusive interview, “We are implementing the training at Red Cross under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). We will be providing training to the local youth who are financially distressed and represent low socio-economic sections, through the 2,500 sq ft green-field Primero NULM Centre. The candidates who are 12th pass are going to get trained as ‘General Duty Assistants’, who can get jobs of ward boys in hospitals. The 290-hour training programme would be conducted over a three-month period to the youth, free of cost. Each batch will have 30 trainees.”
He informed, “We plan to train around 1,000 youth in the first year through the Red Cross collaboration. There is a growing demand for homecare services in the country. And the training programmes we are going to offer will help youth to become self-employed individuals in the healthcare sector. They can also take up palliative care. They can be tied up with online platforms such as UrbanClap. We are also working on developing an app.
The curriculum for the training is prepared as per NULM guidelines. Primero will look at new job roles in the health and medical care space.
The company plans to introduce the programme in Hyderabad by end of 2018. Post which it will seek opportunities in Chennai and Cochin followed by Kolkata, Chandigarh and Indore.