Chennai, July 29, 2016: The Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI) today launched the Healthcare Sector Skill Council [HSSC] Short term Training Courses in Allied Health Sciences in line with National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT). Dr. J. Radhakrishnan IAS, Health Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the program and Rt. Rev. George Stephen, Bishop of CSI Madras Diocese blessed the program and felicitated CMAI in the function at C.S.I. Kalyani Multispecialty Hospital, Mylapore, Chennai.
CMAI is a non-profit agency in the health and development sector established in 1905. CMAI has over 9000 members including Doctors, Nurses, Allied health professionals, Administrators and Chaplains. CMAI has 330 health institutions including CMC Vellore, CMC Ludhiana, St Stephens Hospital Delhi, CSI Kalyani Multispecialty Hospital, and Madras Medical Mission.
Since 1963 the Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) trained by CMAI have contributed tremendously to the health care of the country. CMAI offers professional training in various Allied Health Sciences through 27 different courses implemented in more than 50 health institutions across the country. More than 500 deserving candidates are trained through scholarships and subsidized fees and offers quality education in the rural and resource poor settings. CMAI trained AHPs are employed at all levels of health sector in India, Central Asia, Europe and the US. “CMAI continues to impart quality health education in its mission to build a just and healthy society” said Dr. Bimal Charles, Chief Executive Officer of CMAI.
“There is dire need to train more skilled professionals for the Allied Health Work in India to meet the increasing needs of trained human resource in the health sector”, noted Dr. Charles. CMAI has been pioneer in providing ethical health care, capacity building, demonstrating models of health and development initiatives and knowledge dissemination. With the emerging need of skill development, CMAI aims to train youth from rural and urban India with speed and high standards in order to achieve the country’s vision of a ‘Skilled India’.
Through the CMAI- HSSC Short term training courses the AHP Section of CMAI aims to impart skills to the youth for employment in health sector and to develop Government Accredited professional skills and practical knowledge needed for job opportunities. CMAI is offering Short Term Training in 4 different courses namely General Duty Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Diabetes Educator, Vision Technician through 11 training centers situated in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. These training centers are affiliated to the Health Sector Skill Council and the National Skill Development Corporation, Delhi. Through its existing network, CMAI has initiated for multi-level engagement and impactful skill development effort.