OrangeCross has signed an MOU with Odisha Skill Development Authority to
upskill ANM Nurses (with minimum of two years of formal training) for highly intensive home health care
Highly intensive nursing training specific to critical home healthcare (like cancer care/palliative care/care for stroke patients), soft skill training and exposure to live situations at hospitals and patients’ homes is the focus. The trainees are provided boarding, lodging and food as per the OSDA norms. Transport facility to commute from their hostels to the training center and onsite training locations are provided by OrangeCross.
Training is imparted by experienced faculty from healthcare industry. Visiting faculty from renowned hospitals/institutes are also a part of the training curriculum.
Periodic tests are carried out to assess the candidates. At the end of the program, there is a final assessment in collaboration with OSDA and OrangeCross followed by a joint certification. OrangeCross ensures employment of the candidates with suitable remuneration as per industry standards.
This training program is meant for qualified nurses who have completed minimum two years of formal training (ANM – Auxiliary Nurses and Mediwives). Currently there are a large number of such nurses, specifically in interior Odisha, who are not gainfully employed. The major reason being NABH Accredited hospitals have stopped recruiting such nurses as per statutory regulations. Some of the ANM nurses get absorbed in small nursing homes and other medical outfits on a temporary basis with very low salary (Rs. 4000-Rs. 5000 per month). Further, this sector is being operated as an unorganized sector with no PF/ESI or other long term benefits.
Most of the ANM nurses selected for this program come from Interior Odisha mostly falling under BPL category.