National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) to be used as quarantine centres for COVID-19

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Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has readied all National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) to be used as quarantine centres for COVID-19. MSDE employees has also decided to contribute at least one day salary to PM cares Fund.

The decision was taken by the Ministry to align its efforts with the Centre in preparedness for the pandemic that has led to a nationwide lockdown for 3 weeks to encourage social distancing among people.

MSDE has also provided the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare a list of around one lakh personnel who have been trained in healthcare skills through various programmes under the Skill India Mission. 

In addition, a list of 2000 health care trainers and more than 500 health care assessors has also been shared with health ministry.

Further, the personnel of the Ministry have also decided to contribute at least minimum one day salary to the PM CARES fund, to aid the Government’s efforts to fight the corona virus pandemic.