GUWAHATI, Oct 20 - A total of 180 rural youths from districts of upper Assam who have completed their five-month training as patient care assistants under the Oil India Ltd�s (OIL) corporate social responsibility project �Swabalamban�, were given their certificates at a valedictory function held at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati, here on Saturday, said a press release here today.
Speaking during the valedictory, IIE Director Manoj Kumar Das said the rural youths drawn from four upper Assam districts in 2015-16 that fall under the operational areas of OIL have not only successfully completed their training, but also found placement in different healthcare institutions.
�Patient care is one area that can help cater to the large gap in paramedic staff in the hospital sector and in patient home care service in Assam and in rest of the country,� Das said.
Youths from Dibrugrah, Tinsukia, Sivasagar and Jorhat districts were part of the programme.
OIL Chief Manager (CSR) Sudipta K Chakravarty, in his speech, said that OIL under its CSR programme was committed to bringing about socio-economic changes in its operational areas beyond exploration of oil and natural gas by targeting the unemployed youths of the company�s operational areas.
�While most of the youths in OIL�s operational areas look forward to Oil India Ltd for jobs and other employment avenues, the opportunities are very limited. But we can definitely support them to get financially rewarding and satisfying jobs by enhancing their skills and placing them in various trades,� he said.