CSR : Apollo Munich Health Insurance launches ‘Roshini’ initiative to empower women with paramedic skills

The initiative aims to train 10,000 women in next 5 years to provide employment opportunities. A step towards bridging the demand supply gap of paramedical resources existing across territories and bringing alive its purpose of ‘Making India Health Confident’

NEW DELHI: Having excelled as a strong player in the health insurance sector on the business front, Apollo Munich Health Insurance took another leap to contribute in empowering women from economically and socially weaker sections of the society by launching its flagship initiative ROSHINI, and including them in its purpose of Making India Health Confident.

Under this initiative, Apollo Munich along with Apollo Medskills Limited plans to impart free paramedic education to around 10,000 underprivileged women across semi-urban regions.

The program, with a special focus on women and girl child, aims to empower them with not just equal opportunities to be skilled and financially independent but also help address one of the biggest concerns of healthcare sector in India i.e. shortage of well-trained paramedics.

Traditionally, in a patriarchal society like India, women’s contribution is often undermined. Additionally, gender inequalities in many critical spheres such as education, health, employment and income are forming injustice to women as they lower their well-being, and curtail economic growth and its associated benefits.

Therefore, our program Roshini will be a guiding lightfor the “women of tomorrow” that helps them bring a change in the society. It will further enable them to emerge as drivers of the social and economic well-being of their families.

Under this initiative at one hand Apollo Munich will be imparting new skills to the women, so that they can take control of their and their loved one’s lives – both financially and mentally. And on the other hand, this cause will add up to their bigger purpose – wherein Apollo Munich as the industry veteran, give something back to the society, in this case by adding skilled people in the ever-demanding healthcare industry.