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Apollo Munich Health Insurance launches ‘Roshini’ to empower women with paramedic skills

The initiative aims to train 10,000 semi-urban women in next five years to provide employment opportunities, by imparting them with free paramedic education and making India ‘health confident’

Mr. Antony Jacob, CEO, Apollo Munich at the launch of ‘Roshini’ initiative

In order to contribute in empowering women from economically and socially weaker sections of the society, Apollo Munich Health Insurance has launched its flagship initiative Roshini with special focus on women and the girl child.

Under this initiative, Apollo Munich along with Apollo Medskills plans to impart free paramedic education to around 10,000 underprivileged women across semi-urban India. The programme, with special focus on women and girl child, aims to empower them with not just equal opportunities to be skilled and financially independent but also help address one of the biggest concerns of healthcare sector in India i.e. shortage of well-trained paramedics. This initiative supports their purpose of ‘making India health confident’.

Antony Jacob, CEO, Apollo Munich Health Insurance, said, “Over the last 10 years, we at Apollo Munich have touched more than 30 million lives with our uncomplicated and innovative product offerings and services. Taking this endeavour forward, we now want to take a leap by strengthening the position of women in the society by including them in our purpose.”

“A woman is the architect of a society; whose financial independence and skill development are the need of the hour. To make that happen, we have blended the task of empowering women from financially and socially weaker sections of society with our call to ‘Make India Health Confident’ and embrace the task of empowering them. Our programme, Roshini, is an endeavour to illuminate their lives and provide them a source of livelihood. We aspire to help women become a General Duty Assistant and make a difference in the lives of millions of people by their service. Although, it’s a drop in the ocean, I am confident that this programme will bring a sea change in bridging the demand and supply of paramedical workforce in the country, a key issue in the health care sector, and cheer and encourage women to a journey of self-reliant,” Jacob further added.

The company’s objective is that the programme Roshini will be a guiding light for the ‘women of tomorrow’ that help them bring a change in the society. It will further enable them to emerge as drivers of the social and economic well-being of their families.

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