Training programme launched for CGHS officers

The week-long programme will help the senior administrative medical officers of the CGHS upgrade their skills in administration, use of technology and interpersonal communication.


Administrative medical officers of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) will soon be better equipped to use and handle technology, and be good at administration and interpersonal communication too, thanks to the week-long training programme designed for them.

The training and orientation programme, in keeping with the Prime Minister’s ‘skill, reskill and upskill’ mantra, has been initiated by CGHS in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), and will benefit the senior medical officers from various CGHS offices and wellness centres.

Starting from 1 August, the comprehensive training will last till 6 August, during which a total of 70 officers will be trained in two lots.

Not only will these officers be able to enhance their administrative and managerial skills, but they will also come out with improved and more humane personalities.

This training programme comes at a time when CGHS is undergoing rapid digitisation of services, and is in the midst of initiating new health modalities.

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya talked about how only those organisations and individuals who are constantly learning succeed in progressing. He stressed on the importance of forever being in the learning mode and being willing to gain knowledge from and share knowledge with one another.

As an organisation, CGHS now has a wide reach with its network covering 75 cities across India and running about 450 wellness centres.

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