New Delhi: The ministry for health and family welfare recently launched the ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’ initiative. Speaking on the occasion, the union health minister, Mr J P Nadda said that India enjoys a demographic dividend as more than 65% youth are below the age of 35 years and the Government is determined to seize this opportunity by providing adequate skills and employability to the youth for a strong foundation for continued and sustainable growth.
‘Skills for Life, Save a Life’ Initiative aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare system. Under this initiative, the various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well as for general public.
Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Mr C K Mishra, Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) and Dr. Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India were also present at the occasion.