SNR Sons Trust and GE Healthcare are getting into an agreement to offers trainings in various technical areas of healthcare. The partnership will focus on bridging the skills gap in healthcare technical or operating staff. The announcement was made in the presence of Mr. R. Vijayakumhar, Managing Trustee, SNR Sons Charitable Trust; Mr. Marut Setia, Head – Education and Professional Services – Africa, India, South Asia, ASEAN and Mr. Mandeep Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, Wipro GE Healthcare.
Training and capacity building forms an integral part, given that skilled human resources within the health sector are extremely crucial and in limited supply in India. The collaboration is aimed to provide these trainings to healthcare professionals as well as students with a robust technology platform.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Mandeep said, “There are an estimated 5.8 billion people globally who do not have access to quality healthcare. Our goal is to improve access to healthcare and skilling is an important element of that. In Healthcare, solutions don’t come in boxes. We need skilled people who can use theequipment effectively to deliver quality care. We are delighted to partner with SNR Trust to address the skill gap that exists today and create a meaningful and sustainable impact on the quality of diagnosis and associated healthcare delivery.”
For this, GE Healthcare Education Institute (GE HCI), the training wing of GE Healthcare, will set up a state of the art“Advanced Healthcare Simulation Lab” to design, develop &execute these courses through a mix of both classroom training and interactive training exercises.
In the first phase, the lab will be used to train the Biomedical Engineering students of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering college to make them industry ready professionals. This will be one of the first instances in our country by GE to utilize advanced technologies like Virtual reality and Augmented Reality for giving realistic training to the students while in college.
Subsequently, the plan is to offer advanced skill training to various other healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses (working as well as students) and technicians from different regions.
About Sri Ramakrishna Hospital Sri Ramakrishna Hi-Tech Medical Complex (750 beds) with the State-of-the-art for all life support services, mission is to bring in medical tourism with a team of the specialist doctors by providing the latest treatments.
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