Twelve nurses from Manipur have been selected for a three-year internship programme of advanced healthcare skills in Japan.

The internship programme was taken up under the ‘Technical Internship Training Program’ (TITP), an initiative between the governments of India and Japan for healthcare skill development, sources in Imphal said.

According to deputy manager–business development, Takhellambam Premkumar of Shija Hospitals, a private health care institute, 12 nurses from various nursing institutes of the State who were selected by the Japanese delegates with the help of Japanese Embassy and Nihongo Centre, will be leaving Imphal on Wednesday for 10 months training at New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) which will commence from February 3 next.

“Further the nurses will be sent to Japan by NDIM for internship in advanced healthcare skills,” said Premkumar of Shija Hospitals.

“The duration of the internship is for three years and International Skills Centre India will assist the nurses in their job placement after their return to India,” he added.

Notably, the Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd has sanctioned the initial installment of loan for 11 nurses to undergo TITP under ‘Skill Loan Scheme’.

On the other hand, it is also said that the initiative would not have been possible without the invaluable support from the state health department authority particularly the principal secretary and others.

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