The government has promised a slew of new jobs to help stem the country’s healthcare shortages.
On Wednesday, the National Democratic Alliance government announced the hiring of 15,000 tech startups to help in the countrys health crisis, and a similar number for IT and communications workers.
“We are creating jobs for young people and our people who have been the backbone of the country,” said Manoj Sahu, minister for digital and information technology, in the video announcing the hiring.
“It is a real hope.”
The job postings are for positions ranging from engineers to people in various roles, including marketing, business development, data analytics, business planning and customer service, among others.
Sahu added that the government would also provide free medical insurance to those who apply.
The government said the government is also setting up a team of doctors and nurses to assist in the creation of hospitals and clinics.
“This is an important opportunity for the youth to join the healthcare workforce.
The Indian IT and digital economy is the engine of the economy.
Our vision is to help these young people find a job,” said Sahu.
In January, the Indian government said it would establish 500 IT jobs, and that it would create 5,000 new jobs by 2019.
The government’s new job announcement comes amid ongoing struggles for the country, with the country having just 5.6 lakh internet users and 1.7 lakh doctors and dentists.
Sue Mehr, a senior vice president at the tech incubator Upstart, said that India needs more IT talent to support its growth.
“It’s important that we get this talent.
That’s what I’ve seen in the US, Germany, France and Italy,” she said.
Mehr, who works with startups in the U.S., said that there’s a need for skilled workers to help with the growth of the Indian tech industry.
“You don’t have to be a great engineer to help build a company in India.
But you need to have an aptitude for software engineering and an ability to write code,” she added.
“I think it’s very important for us to see a lot of young talent coming to India.”