General Duty Assistant

Who are GDA(General Duty Assistant

General Duty Assistants are the healthcare professionals who ensure that immediate medical attention and timely assistance are provided to patients in hospitals, clinics, and old age homes. The responsibilities of a GDA are to ensure that those under their care receive timely medication, assist in daily routines and tasks that some patients will not be able to perform themselves, and also help maintain a suitable environment for a patient’s recovery.

Carrier in GDA Program

If you want to pursue a career in healthcare and aspire to become a General Duty Assistant, then you can join “JAGRUTI FOUNDATION” for Healthcare. We are located in Lucknow Up . We are working as per franchise of ” VIVI HEALTHCARE PVT LTD” and there GDA course is accredited by Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The duration of the course is 6 months which includes one month theory class and 5 month on-the-job-training / internship opportunities in private hospitals The Jagruti foundation GDA course will train students to work as a certified nursing assistant in hospitals and home care scenarios.

Teaching topics of General Duty Assistant Program

The Jagruti Foundation Teach to their students in the one month theory class by Paramedical of Nursing staff(ANM /GNM). In this class we teach Fundamental of the nursing and arrange 4 class test of the students in this period. Our teaching topic such as:-

  • Soft skill
  • Rules & work of GDA
  • personal Hygiene
  • Vital sign( Blood pressure, respiration, Pulse , Temperature )
  • Bio Medical waste
  • Specimen collection
  • First Aid of the Wounds, Fracture, Foreign body, Burn, Bites etc
  • Care and knowledge of Bedsore, Vigo, catheter.
  • Position and movement ,
  • Use of Bedpan, Enema., Hot and cold Application .
  • Autoclaving, Injection, Oxygen Administration.
  • Dressing and bandaging
  • Medicine and Medication, feeding
  • Use and knowledge of Glucometer Sugar and Insulin Injection
  • Fever and Inhalation
  • Systems of Human Body .
  • Elderly Care (Back care sponging movement, feeding, dosing)

To be a good General Duty Assistant, one needs to have a whole range of soft skills and patience. The Jagruti Foundation  GDA certification covers the end-to-end technical skills needed to become a General Duty Assistant, but here are the soft-skills an applicant needs to have to be successful:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team working
  • High level of patience and tolerance
  • Communication skills
  • Kindness and compassion
  • Empathy
  • Mindful and practical

General Duty Assistants can work as a Nursing Assistant in the-

  • Hospitals
  • Old Age Homes
  • Patient’s Homes
  • Community Care Centers
  • Mental Health Institutes

GDA Course Detail –

  • Course Duration – 6 month ( One Month Theory +Five Month Practice in Private Hospital )
  • Education Eligibility -10th +
  • Age valid – 18 to 35 year
  • Certificate –Course Certificate of NSDC 
  • Fee – 5500 Tuition Fees and 2500 Form Fees



Jagruti is a skilling learning, providing Employment and Caring to Elderly person organization created to improve the quality of education and Employment in India. Jagruti focuses on hight quality of the needy/poor children/youth for their education and enrolment in low cost of education system. Established in 2021 to provide education to children in the slums & ruler of lucknow (U.P)  and we are  caring to elderly person or patient in their home.

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