Class XII pass-outs will soon be able take up jobs in the fast expanding healthcare sector as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce a vocational course on general healthcare at the senior secondary level.
“The course, to be launched in collaboration with FICCI, will train students in managing patients and extending assistance
to doctors and health professionals,” said Shashi Bhushan of CBSE.
Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of healthcare as part of the course, he said. Those clearing the course can opt for ward service in hospitals and healthcare centres, and also attend to patients at the reception.
“We have discussed with FICCI, which will take the help of the Academy of Hospital Administration to provide the training.
FICCI will explore the employment opportunities for students passing out,” he said. Bhushan said the course, to be introduced as an elective, will have three papers. “It will take some time for the course to take a concrete shape,” he added.