Hon'Ble Union Minister of Human
Resource Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Launching the Project
Training of untrained health workers in the State of Bihar on 31st
In an evening packed with lump-inthroat moments at Ravindra
Bhawan on 31st August,2015, Hon'Ble Union Minister of Human
Resource Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Launched the
Project Training and Certification of untrained health workers in
the State of Bihar by NIOS in collaboration with State Health
Society, Govt. of Bihar. On the Occasion the Minister Said that
with the launch of this project every year 80 Thousand Health
Workers will be Trained by the NIOS. As estimated by Bihar State
Health Society there are more than four lakhs ( 4 lakhs ) untrained
health workers in the State of Bihar.
The health workers will be given the high quality course of NIOS
on Community Health. Total duration of training will be one year
(400hrs) for both theory and practical. NIOS will provide Self
Learning Material (SLM), audio video programs, apart from the hands
on skill training to the learners. The course designed for
Community Health Worker will be offered in all the 38 districts of
Bihar State consisting of 149 FRU (First Referral Units) and 533
PHC (Primary Health Center).
All 10th Pass already working as Community Health Worker for 3
to 5yrs will be enrolled for the programme. The health workers will
get on the job training without leaving their job.
Fees for the entire training will be Rs. 5000 .At the end of the
training candidates will have to appear for the examination both
theory and practical and on successful completion will be certified
by NIOS as per its norms.
The Health Department Govt of Bihar , has issued a notification
to this effect.