As the Corona pandemic continues to rage all across the world, with millions of people effected, this crisis has demonstrated the crucial role played by hospitals, medical professionals and of course paramedics in times of pandemics like this. Government and states have realized that robust public health infrastructure is extremely important. Hence, this sector is now going to open its doors to various to job opportunities. Here's a take on CIPS, a well-known paramedical college in Delhi.
Most of understand the word "Paramedics". Commonly, people assume that healthcare is run only doctors, surgeons, nurses and ward boys. Paramedics are trained health professionals who give a helping hand to doctor on diagnosis and treatments.Therefore, professionals like lab technicians, radiologists, dialysis technicians, cardio vascular
lab technicians, emergency care staff, ambulance service personnel, MRI & CT scan technicians, Ophthalmic assistant, speech professionals, physiotherapists, audiologists and more – all are called Paramedics.
Why would job opportunities for Paramedics increase?
This is because of the rise in technology in the health care sector. Blood tests, MRIs, CT scans have now become integral to treatment and doctors and surgeons heavily rely on the accuracy of these reports to diagnose and prescribe treatments. Hence with rising diseases and pandemics like COVID -19, where diagnosis and specialized testing is vital, job opportunities would naturally increase.
The Cradle Institute of Paramedical Sciences (CIPS) is a popular paramedical college in Delhi. It offers various diploma courses which students can join after Class 12th.
The paramedical diploma courses offered by CIPS are affiliated from the Indian Medical Association (IMA). These diplomas are recognized by Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Department of Health and Family Welfare vide No. F.3(4)/PHC/TRC/2007/2815-21.
The institute is registered under with the Govt. of Delhi as a non-profit organization since 2006. It has constantly achieved many milestones since the last 13 years.
Unique features of Cradle Institute of Paramedical Sciences (CIPS)
It has world class infrastructure with latest technology-oriented labs to give students updated practical training. It has facilities like Microbiology Lab, Radiology lab, Anatomy Lab, Biochemistry Lab, Emergency services lab and Operation theatre Lab.
Apart from academics, CIPS also focuses on soft skill and personality development as students require these skill sets to interact and communicate well with doctors and patients. The institute also has an experienced faculty and a well-connected placement cell. After the successful completion of their courses, students can look for placements in well-known hospitals, pathology labs and even research organizations.
The institute has placed students in Fortis, Apollo, AIIMS, B.L. Kapoor Hospital, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Columbia Asia, Max Hospital, Spinal Injuries Hospital, Dr Lal Path Labs, SRL Laboratories, Onquest Laboratory, Health care consultants to name a prominent few.
CIPS has established a name for itself in the health industry network due to its quality education and curriculum. The institute has a well maintained website, which hosts a live video view of the campus. Students can also avail of online enquiry to clarify their doubts and queries.
The Diploma in Medical Lab Technology offered by CIPS is quite popular amongst students. This course trains students to work as diagnostic lab assistants who can collect samples, test them for various diseases and submit error free reports. The samples can be that of blood, urine, hair, faeces and even skin.
Paramedical Courses/ Streams
There are various paramedical courses that can be done by students. Streams like Medical Imaging, Radiology, Operation Theatre technician course, Physiotherapy, Cardio Lab technician course are highly in demand sectors.
These courses aim to train students in various specializations of their choice. As per their choice, students get to learn any of the below:
- Master usage of technology related to X-ray machines, MRI and CT scans and other imaging equipments.
- Opportunity to specialize in operation theatre and intensive care unit technology
- Gain knowledge of trauma management as Emergency workers.
- Train on patient care management and work in Out Patient Departments as well as In Patient Departments for various hospital operations.
- Learn about the types of physiotherapy required for various types of ailments.
These are just broad indicators and there are numerous other options available for students.
Healthcare is gaining significant impetus and joining a paramedical course can open up new avenues and plenty of job opportunities for students. Paramedical courses also provide social respect, work satisfaction and financial gains. Surely, it makes a good package to think about.