New Delhi: SRL Diagnostics on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) with an aim to develop content and curriculum for undergraduate studies to train students in the field of Medical Laboratory Technology.
DSEU is an institute established by the Government of Delhi, to equip the students with skill education and enable the candidates for employment.
Major areas of the program will include laboratory specialties such as biochemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, histopathology and cytology, genetics and molecular diagnostics.
The Diagnostics series will also facilitate sponsorship for students who will perform top-performing and who are not able to afford the program financially. The company said in a statement that students completing this diploma and graduate program will get opportunities as phlebotomists, accessing officers and lab technologists.
The density of health workers per 10,000 population in India is very low and the spread of health workers in Indian states is also less than required.
A 2012 report by the Public Health Foundation of India reported a shortage of over three lakh skilled and trained medical laboratory technologists, and this number has increased over the past decade.
Such collaborations between academic institutions and industry partners can help bridge the gap in the skilled medical workforce that the country needs.
Anand K., CEO, SRL Diagnostics. I believe this is a great opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas. More such partnerships are needed to address the shortage of skilled resources in our industry.
Students can also benefit from SRL’s extensive network of over 420 laboratories for laboratory visits and internship programs, which will give them a perspective of global laboratory standards.
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