71 Students to be trained under FMR in Kulgam



In order to minimize the impact of disasters and safeguard life, a corps of youngsters will be created in Kulgam district, which will be imparted elaborate first aid training.

“To begin with 71 students, 50 from Degree Colleges and one each from 21 Higher Secondary institutions would be trained in 3-day capsule course of first aid and basic life support from 4th September, 2015 at Degree College, Kulgam,” an official statement said Monday evening. “This was decided at a meeting of First Medical Responders (FMR), chaired by Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Aabid Rasheed Shah.”

The meeting decided that a team of professionals drawn from Department of Health and State Red Cross Society will train the students in life saving techniques, who in turn will serve as master trainers for imparting training to fellow youngsters to create a corps of First Medical Responders in the district.

The available human resources of all educational institutions, government establishments, NGOs and Red Cross volunteers will be trained effectively in phased manner for use in rescue and relief operations during calamitous events.

Addressing the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner said that unpredictability of disasters call for meticulous planning and ever ready preparedness, maintaining that creation of a corps of trained First Medical Responders is a fundamental step in that direction.

The Deputy Commissioner also floated the idea of constituting Youth Red Cross Societies at village level with focus on areas having history of disasters. These societies, he said, could be made multipurpose in due course of time.

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