‘Covid frontline workers’ to aid infected, recovered patients

Kapurthala trains 57 youths to tackle pandemic blues

Tribune News Service

Kapurthala, June 17

To deal with the current Covid pandemic situation, the Kapurthala district administration has taken a step forward to train youth to help Covid-infected and post-Covid patients in recovery.

The course named ‘Covid frontline worker under M/s JITM Skill Pvt. Ltd’ was inaugurated by Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal today at the skill centre here.

A total of 57 candidates will be trained under this course. Candidates will go for 21-day training on how to take care Covid patients in the centre. Post-Covid care will also be part of this training. The DC said after 21 days of training, the trainees would go for on-the-job training in hospitals for next three months and will be helped in placement subsequently.

She also said mobilisation for this course was done by District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises, Kapurthala, and each trainee would go through counselling by the career counsellor of District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises.

The DC distributed kits of the course among trainees. Additional Deputy Commissioner (D) Surinderpal Angra, District Employment Generation and Training Officer Neelam Mahay, and officers from the Punjab Skill Development Mission Rajesh Bahri, Ajay Kumar and Kamal Kumar and career counsellor Gaurav Kumar were present on the occasion.


Will also undergo on-the-job training

  • Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said after 21 days of training, trainees would go for on-the-job training in hospitals for next three months
  • Each trainee would go through counselling by a career counsellor of the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises

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