Online Training Module for Nurses to Fight Against COVID-19 Launched in India

New Delhi, 27th May, 2020: Generation India Foundation, a youth employment not for profit organization, along with its coalition partners, has organized a free training course to upskill nursing staff in India working with or likely to work with COVID-19 patients. The lessons offer practical, demonstration-based, and immediately applicable support in the areas of:

路         Infection prevention and control in COVID-19 crisis

路         Use of Personal Protective Equipment

路         Role of nurses in handling COVID-19 patients and

路         Taking care of self

Generation India has created the online learning experience, showcasing content from leading clinical and medical experts. Columbia Asia Hospitals, the medical content provider in this coalition, has been intrinsically involved in providing theoretical and practical content that would help the nursing community fight against COVID 19 better. The course provides a series of assessments to confirm learning outcomes and a completion certificate. Generation aims to train more than 100,000 nurses (countrywide) through this online learning module.

Generation India has organized a coalition of partners to offer this free online training module. The coalition includes Generation India (coalition coordinator and online learning designer), Columbia Asia Hospital (medical content provider), The Trained Nurses’ Association of India (certification partner), Learnet Skills (implementation partner), Hosmac(industry partner)

The lessons offer practical, demonstration-based, and immediately applicable support in the areas of infection prevention and control in COVID-19 crisis, use of personal protective equipment, role of nurses in handling COVID-19 patients, and taking care of themselves.  

Speaking on the launch of the module, Mr. Arunesh Singh, CEO – Generation India Foundation, said, 鈥As the corona virus pandemic creates an alarming situation across the globe, organizations in many sectors in India are mounting an unparalleled response. We and our partners have stepped forward to combat COVID-19 by offering a free training module to all the nurses working in various hospitals in the country. We hope the course is well utilized in real life situations and the nurses and hospitals are able to avoid infection and handle COVID-19 patients more effectively.鈥

The course can be accessed on To make it accessible to more nurses, Generation is sharing it with multiple sources – nursing associations, healthcare industry association, individual hospitals/clinics, and state-run public healthcare facilities.

Key features of the training include:

         I.            Video and demonstration based

       II.            Self-paced learning

     III.            Comprehensive, yet short duration (4 hours)

    IV.            Anytime access, from any device/mobile

      V.            Free of cost

The course will be shared for use and access with all Indian nurses. If you want your hospital and nurses to benefit from this, please visit

About Generation India:

Today, more than 75 million young adults are out of work globally, and three times as many are underemployed. At the same time, 40 percent of employers say a skills shortage is leaving them with entry-level vacancies. Generation is a nonprofit that transforms education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. To date, more than 37,000 people have graduated from the Generation program, which prepares them for careers across more than 150 cities and fourteen countries. Generation works with more than 3,000 employer partners and a wide range of implementation partners and funders. The organization was founded as an independent nonprofit by McKinsey & Company in 2014. Generation India has operations in over 40 locations across the country and has trained over 8100 learners with a placement rate of close to 80%. Generation India work closely with NSDC鈥檚 various Training Partners to improve their outcomes and also with Employers to help them in customized training interventions. For more, visit

About Columbia Asia India

Columbia Asia is an international private healthcare company founded by an American entrepreneur, Mr. Daniel Baty in 1996. From the outset, Columbia Asia envisioned to provide quality, affordable healthcare services easily accessible to the community – driven by our vision statement, a passion for making people better.

Today, Columbia Asia operates 11 hospitals in India located in the cities of Bangalore, Mysore, Kolkata, Delhi NCR (Ghaziabad and Gurgaon), Pune and Patiala.

With 100 to 200 beds per hospital, it leverages modern technology to provide efficient specialist care and to reduce length of hospital stays which results in more cost-effective care. The hospitals of Columbia Asia provide a wide array of specialist services such as General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Bariatric surgery; and super specialist services in Transplantations (Liver, Kidney and Heart), Oncology, Cardiac surgeries, Robotic Surgeries (Urology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology), etc. Some of the hospitals also provide specialized services like pediatric neurodevelopment and DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation). These are appropriately supported by ancillary services that include an Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Care Unit, Physiotherapy, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Imaging.

At Columbia Asia, strict clinical governance, ethics and clinical excellence is TOP PRIORITY.

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