First Responder (FR) Training under the initiative ‘Skill for life, Save a life’ launched by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, (MoHFW) Government of India (GoI) in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Faculty was started on Sunday by Directorate of Health Services (DHSK) at Kashmir Skills & Simulation Centre (KSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW), Dhobiwan.
The spokesman said that First Responder Course has been introduced by the Union Health Ministry to empower every citizen to be the first person to provide pre-hospital care in case of common medical emergencies and accidents.
The training was inaugurated by Dr Saleem ur Rehman, Director Health Services, Kashmir who in his inaugural speech emphasized the significance of equipping common masses with such skills. He also said that there is a dire need for involvement of other stakeholders to build up skilled trainers under the professional instructors at KSSC.
The training was imparted by AIIMS faculty Dr Piyush Ranjan, Neeraj Kumar, Sarika along with Divisional First Responder Instructors Dr Arshad Rafi, Dr Ijtaba Shafi, Dr Ajaz Ahmad, Shafi Shah and Farhana Fayaz.
Tanu Shri a representative from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI was also present on the occasion. In addition, senior officers from the Directorate were also present at the occasion.
General Public who had already registered for FR Training via the official website of the directorate along with Nursing students of various ANM & GNM schools participated in the training. More than a 100 persons participated on the first day of the training. The training will continue to be a norm and anybody who is interested to participate just needs to register at the official website of the department www.dhskashmir.org by clicking First Responder Link and submitting the details.
Pertinently, the DHSK has imparted Basic Life Support & Skills to more than 7400 persons till date.