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Skill Development Program

General Duty Assistant

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The Skill based training courses are the training content developed for enhancing the specific skills of existing professionals or provide for a platform for imparting skills to candidates with no formal qualification.

To undertake the skill based training programme, it is mandatory that the candidate must fulfil the entry criteria provided for the job profile. The training and assessment will certify that the candidate is able to undertake specific set of activities. This must not be equated with the formal qualifications- diploma/ degrees which are given by a University.

General Duty Assistants (GDAs) GDAs usually work in a hospital environment but may work at homes of sick patients and may be called by similar names such as Orderlies, Nursing Assistants, Nursing Aides or Bedside Assistants. Internationally, they are usually called Nursing Assistants or Patient Care Assistants.

They work in collaboration with (and usually under the supervision of) doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to deliver the prescribed healthcare services to their patients.

As they deal with patients, essential qualities include an orientation to service, empathy, basic communication skills and the ability to follow orders and behave ethically.

Eligibility criteria

Educational requirement - The candidate must have completed 10+2 with Science.

Age limit – 18 to 30 years. (Relaxation of age for SC/ST candidates as per the Govt of India Rules.)

Affiliation - Government of India recognised.

No. of Seats - 20

Duration - 6 months

It is recommended that any programme developed from this curriculum should have a minimum duration of 540 hours (168 for theory, 372 for practical and clinical training) to qualify as a General Duty Assistant.

Fees for the course

Admission Fees of Rs. 1000/- at the time of admission and Tuition Fees of Rs. 1000/- per month. SC/ST Candidates are exempted from Tuition Fees.