AIIMS has always been the pioneer in research and front runner in providing skill-based training to the health care workers. Continuing the same endeavor, we are collaborating with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM) to start the Center of Excellence (CoE) at AIIMS campus for providing skill-based technical training to the health care workers.
The first skill development project to be started in this CoE is named as Respiratory Therapist which will be the joint collaboration of AIIMS Bathinda (Training and Certification), PSDM (Candidate mobilization, Financial support and general coordination) and PGRKAM (Punjab Ghar Ghar Rojgar and Karobar Mission) which will be responsible for the placements of the certified candidates. The MoU for the same has already been signed on 24th July 2021.
Respiratory Therapist Course is a 03 months short term skill upgradation course. Which is meant for the career enhancement of the Candidates.
After the 03 month fully residential free of cost training completion at AIIMS Bathinda, the PGRKAM (Punjab Ghar Ghar Rozgar & Karobar Mission) would be responsible for placement of trained candidates within 03 months of their completion on monthly salary above minimum wages of the state prevalent at the time for skilled category.Thus this Respiratory Therapist Skill training does not guarantee the candidate any Govt. Job.
In this first of its kind project in India, AIIMS will provide ventilator and basic ICU training to the staff nurses from all over the state of Punjab to enable them serve at different places lacking trained ICU manpower. This aims at developing the skilled manpower to help fight CoVID-19 pandemic.
This CoE will provide 3 months training to the BSC nursing candidates so that they can serve at frontline to provide Respiratory Support to the COVID 19 patients in various hospitals. This CoE will train 200 nurses (tentative numbers as numbers will be finalized with mutual consent of both parties) as Respiration Therapist which will work as a pool of 200 master trainers who will not only serve in hospitals but also provide training to the existing nurses of those hospitals. This CoE will work as a model centre for training of trainers in Health sector and can be utilized by Health Sector Skill Council or any other assessment bodies as and when required for Training of Trainers.