VIVO HEALTHCARE: SKILLING INDIA TO SAVE LIVES
Deepak Kumar, who is 25 year old and comes from a small town in India, always, dreamt of becoming a doctor. Having seen some medical tragedies in his families he wanted to take up a profession where he can save lives. But when he could not crack medical entrance exam despite multiple attempts, he had almost lost the hope of becoming a healthcare professional. Then he heard about Emergency Medical Technician training, he decided to pursue six months Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program from VIVO Healthcare. Deepak completed his training and got well versed with all the necessary skills required for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Deepak’s doors for healthcare got more widened and very soon he got campus placement in one of the leading healthcare companies in India.
According to a recent report, healthcare in India is at a crossroads. The rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs, such as heart disease and cancer), along with substantial gaps in the country’s healthcare infrastructure, are compounded by a shortfall of skilled healthcare talent. A study done by Public Healthcare Foundation of India indicates that the current requirement for Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHP) in India is nearly 6.5 million as against a supply of less than 300,000.
VIVO Healthcare, a skilling company, is trying to solve this ever growing problem in the healthcare market. The Company was incorporated in the year 2009, but commenced its training and education business, in 2011-12. VIVO was launched initially with an objective to impact the Emergency Health ecosystem. In its initial stage it had launched an ambulance service, but soon came to realize that the need for training of paramedics and healthcare technicians presented a much larger opportunity. Consequently, the company launched its training programs which are divided into vocational skill development, and emergency and safety trainings for hospitals, schools and corporates. Over the last five years, VIVO has trained more than 2,000 students, of which more than 50% comes from families that have annual income of less than Euro 3,000 in its vocational training programs with over 92% placement record. Additionally VIVO has trained more than 65,000 participants under its life support training programs in schools, healthcare organizations and corporates. VIVO’s training programs are accredited with various national and international healthcare institutions