Samita Pal, of Ranipur Jhal village in Haridwar, a widow was finding it difficult to make both ends meet and look after her only child, after the death of her husband. She was trained for nursing and is now working for a local hospital. Under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of an insurance company, over 800 such needy women have been trained for the health service industry and are now serving in various hospitals and nursing home across the country. On completion of their training, the participants were given certificates on Monday.
In a joint move Apollo Munich health insurance company and social organisation Lok Bharti educational society, ‘Roshni’ initiative has been taken to educate the women for work in the health sector. Sahil Arora of the health insurance company said, “We prepare them to work as nursing staff and then they start working in hospitals to earn their living. In the next five years, we wish to educate 10,000 women in states of Punjab and Rajasthan.”
Pushpa Adoda and Surbhi Sohata expressed their gratitude and pledged to serve the society as best as they could.
Dr Vishal Garg, an eye specialist lauded the efforts of the company saying to make the women self reliant by giving them skill development training was an appreciable attempt. The women who completed their training were given certificates by the organisation. Many noted doctors of the city from Yogmata hospital and Devbhoomi hospital were also present on the occasion.
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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