Business News: Lanka Hospitals, held a certificate awarding ceremony for a group of youth who completed the professional caregiver training programme at the Lanka Hospitals Training Academy. The students who completed the programme are now eligible for employment as professional, independent caregivers in Japan.
The training conducted by the Lanka Hospitals Training Academy is a National Vocational Qualification Level 3 programme designed to teach and train young individuals to work as caregivers to serve elderly, children and even disabled persons or those with special needs. The students of the programme were chosen from the AKARI Language Institute in Sri Lanka, where they learned fluent Japanese and were subsequently recruited to the caregiver training programme at Lanka Hospitals Training Academy. The caregiver training programme was fully conducted by Lanka Hospitals Training Academy according to the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) curriculum.
“Previously when youth were trained and sent to Japan, the job opportunities available to them were limited to employment as caregivers in Japanese homes. However with the training received at Lanka Hospitals Training Academy these young students now have further opportunities to work as nurse aids in hospitals as well. This thereby increases employment opportunities for caregivers in Sri Lanka and overseas, and further enhances the much-needed recognition for professional caregiver services offered by Sri Lankans who serve both in the country and overseas,” Lanka Hospitals Group CEO, Dr. Prasad Medawatte stated. “The students received comprehensive theoretical and practical training in housekeeping, preparation of food, elderly care, administration of medication, caring for bed-ridden patients and much more, while training to adapt to Japanese cultural norms and lifestyle in order to develop the best social practices suited to the Japanese. I am pleased to say that these young individuals are now equipped to serve as professional caregivers and the Lanka Hospitals caregivers training programme is now open to the public for all those who are interested to serve as caregivers in Sri Lanka and even other countries overseas,” Head of Lanka Hospitals Training Academy, Dr. S. Ratnapreya stated.
Lanka Hospitals Training Academy is the training and skill development arm of Lanka Hospitals PLC. Established in 2019, the Lanka Hospitals Academy is focused on training related to caregivers, phlebotomists, housekeeping supervisors, basic life-support and hospital and community pharmacy.
The academy also undertakes training courses tailor made for leading organisations. Furthermore, the Lanka Hospitals’ Nurses Training School Programme managed by the academy is one of the largest nurses training programmes in the private health sector.
Lanka Hospitals is the first hospital in Sri Lanka to be awarded some of the most prestigious accreditations in the world for its healthcare service standards including the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation 6th edition, and the world respected Medical Tourism Certification from the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA). Furthermore, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) is the only Sri Lankan laboratory to be accredited by the prestigious laboratory accreditation body, The College of American Pathologists (CAP).