Medlern Floats Medical Courses In Indian Regional Languages
The project is set to begin with 8 major languages in the pilot phase, all drawn from the four zones of the country
MedLern, a digital training platform for hospitals and healthcare professionals, has now added multilingual capabilities in 8 Indian regional languages. The move is aimed at addressing the language barriers often faced by interested healthcare professionals who lack adequate English language skills and understanding in order to enhance the impact of the courses provided on its platform.
The move to introduce the application interface and courses in regional languages comes as a direct response to the increasing demand by healthcare workers and hospitals in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, as well as surveys which showed that health practitioners from smaller cities have a hard time understanding teachings in English, unlike their counterpart doctors and graduate nurses from Tier 1 bigger cities who have a good grasp of the English language.
The project is set to begin with 8 major languages in the pilot phase, all drawn from the four zones of the country. The 8 languages include Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and Bengali.
The courses are targeted primarily at general duty staff such as medical and nursing assistants who lack proper English skills. The point is to ensure that these staff are well educated on the procedures and can absorb the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in their profession.
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