As India moves towards reforming its public health sector and making universal health care more accessible, the availability of qualified human resources has emerged as a significant challenge facing healthcare delivery mechanism.
Dr. Reddy’s Foundation initiated healthcare programs in the year 2018. High Quality Healthcare Skilling (HQHCS) centres were set-up to address the shortage of qualified Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs). These centres train young people from disadvantaged communities and offer employment support.
Also, in 2021, to address the spread of COVID-19, a community awareness program on non-pharmaceutical interventions was launched. The program helps participants to protect themselves and their communities against health risks from the coronavirus.
India requires around 65 lakhs Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs).In additionto 20 lakh doctors and 40 lakh nurses.
Lack of trained and certified personnel has forced the industry to engage untrained & uncertified personnel for this job.
Alignment with UN SDGs
All our work in the area of healthcare aligns with the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
HQHCS program, designed by industry experts, trains youth who seek employment opportunity in the non-medical healthcare sector. In addition to technical training in our state-of-the-art skill labs, ‘Core Employability Skills’ training is also imparted to make them fully prepared to join workforce.
By augmenting skilled healthcare workers, HQHCS program ensures adequate and effective human resources to provide quality care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of health delivery in the country.
In response to the heightened need of shielding our communities from the pandemic, Project SAMHITA was launched. The focus is on orienting & sensitizing communities about the perils of COVID-19 and measures to stop the spread.
This training program helps participants to protect themselves and community members from the coronavirus by enhancing their knowledge on the importance of non-pharmaceutical interventions.