3M Supports 'Skill India'; Partners With Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) for Skill Development in Healthcare

NEW DELHI, November 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

- HSSC and 3M collaborate to impart training to upgrade skills of healthcare professionals in India  

With the aim to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in healthcare, 3M India Limited and HSSC (Healthcare Sector Skill Council) signed a Memorandum of Understanding recently in Delhi.

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Ms Debarati Sen, Managing Director, 3M India Region and Mr Ashish Jain, Chief Executive Officer, HSSC, signed the Memorandum of Understanding. The Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) is under the ambit of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship working toward the 'Skill India' mission.

Multiple studies have documented the high incidence of infection amongst patients from the use of improperly 'processed' surgical instruments. This makes it imperative for hospitals to have a trained work force in sterilization function thereby ensuring reduction in post-operative infections and subsequent complications. To address this need, 3M Healthcare, a global leader for quality monitoring in the device reprocessing space, will be partnering with HSSC to train the CSSD (Central Sterile Services Department) personnel across India. 

Speaking at the event, Mr Ashish Jain, CEO, HSSC said, "HSSC aims to facilitate skill development in healthcare benchmarked to global standards ensuring quality and standardization. It is our endeavour to train and skill Indian youth making them employable not only for India but for the world. This partnership between 3M and HSSC is a step in this direction."

Talking about the partnership, L.C. Das, Executive Director, Healthcare Business Group, said, "3M in India has been present in the healthcare industry for nearly 3 decades and we recognize the need to create standardization which can change the existing practices around hygiene in hospitals. As knowledge partners to HSSC, 3M India with its global expertise endeavour to provide tools and best practices that help individuals, healthcare organizations and trainers to improve performance, productivity and efficiency. We are confident that this synergistic collaboration between HSSC and 3M will deliver impactful results in reducing post-operative infection."

About HSSC  

The Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) is a Not-for-Profit, Non-Statutory Certifying Organization. The Council has been promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and Healthcare Industry Leaders representing both public and private sector. The key objective of the Council is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in healthcare space in the country.

About 3M India  

3M was established in India in 1988 and next year will complete 30 years of operations. 3M India headquarters is based in Bengaluru with branch offices at Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. 3M leverages its global innovation expertise to develop home-grown solutions that address unique needs of diverse customers in the Indian market. 3M has invested in Innovation Centers at Bengaluru and Gurgaon to boost local product development and its manufacturing footprint is spread across Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad. From products that improve manufacturing efficiency and impact improved healthcare delivery to safety markers that help increase road visibility, everyday kitchen and home care aids and car care products; today, 3M innovation touches millions of Indians - making lives easier and better.

About Infection Prevention Division  

3M's Infection Prevention Solutions are based on a commitment to partnering with our customers to reduce the risk of infection, improve clinical outcomes and increase healthcare efficiency throughout the patient pathway. Our trusted, competent and comprehensive range of solutions for infection prevention, help improve the practice, delivery and outcome of healthcare, through solutions that reduce the risk of exposure to healthcare-associated infections for patients and healthcare professionals.

Media Contact:
Sharmilee Padhi
Genesis Burson Marsteller

SOURCE 3M India Limited

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