New Taipei City Hospital in Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps
New Taipei City Hospital in Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps

Fifteen Indonesians will be trained as caregivers in Taiwan under a program jointly sponsored by the New Taipei City Hospital and Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI).

The program supports the Taiwan government’s New Southbound Policy and involves a two-day training course.

Wang Tsu-Chi, the assistant director of the New Taipei City Hospital, said that in order to provide better care to patients with long-term needs, it was vitally important to cultivate qualified professional caregivers, the Taiwan Shin Sheng Daily News reported.

In collaboration with Bank Negara Indonesia, 15 Indonesian nationals will be invited to the hospital to attend the two-day program with 12 sessions, lectures and demonstrations. They will be given ample time to do practical training.

The comprehensive course will cover feeding skills, feeding-tube skills, promoting patients’ personal hygiene skills, assisting patients’ activities of daily living and exercise, conducting general body assessment, delivering caregiving in emergencies with practice in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators.

The program will be taught by experienced caregivers in small classes, where on-site interpreters will be present to help.

Since the launch of the program in July 2017, more than 122 students from Indonesia and Vietnam have benefited. Their professionalism and contributions have been well-received by patients and families.