New Delhi: A ‘First Responder Course’ has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday to equip people to deal with medical emergencies better.
The training will be imparted in the central and state government institutions in each district from July onwards and the duration of the course will be one day. The training will be given free of cost, said an official from the health department.
The initiative titled ‘Skill for life, Save a life’, will train professionals and general public to deal with strokes, heart attacks, choking, injury and wounds.
As per a statement by the Ministry of Health, 1,324 accidents occur on roads every day in India and a life is lost every four minutes. The measures taken in the first 10 minutes can save a life, it said.
Health Minister JP Nadda shared on Twitter, “launched ‘First Responder’ course; to empower every citizen to be the first person to provide first aid & initial care in an emergency.”
Also launched ‘First Responder’ course; to empower every citizen to be the first person to provide first aid & initial care in an emergency.
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) June 6, 2017
A tweet from the Ministry of Health’s Official Twitter account said:
Under the 'First Responder' training course, knowledge will be imparted on how to save lives in the golden hour during an emergency pic.twitter.com/N8LpYMg2gm
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) June 6, 2017
Faggan Singh Kulaste, the Minister of State for Health and Family, said the course would be crucial in saving a number of lives which were lost during child-delivery due to inaccessibility to primary care.
The curriculum for the courses has been designed by the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) and the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).
An advertisement by the Ministry of Health website gives all details about the enrollment for this course.
(With Inputs from Indo-Asian News Service)