Bishnupur: Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Bishnupur Branch Wednesday organised training in first aid at Panchayat Resource Centre, Mini Secretariat complex in Bishnupur. IRCS Master Trainers imparted the training which was attended by ADM Bishnupur, H. Bobby Sharma; AC to DC, Ejaj Hassan; CMO, Dr. L. Raichandra; DLOs and other officials and staff of the district.
During the training, IRCS Master Trainers demonstrated various techniques for providing first aid before medical assistance is available. Techniques on putting a person under a Recovery Position, administration of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for infants as well as adults, responding to choking, strokes, burns and excessive bleeding response at home, among others, were covered during the session. Participants were also provided hands-on training on the administration of CPR and other first-aid methods.
Highlighting the responsibilities for first aid providers, the Master Trainers informed that the Good Samaritan guidelines offered legal protection to people who provide assistance to accidents and other injured victims in need of help. For fear of legal prosecution, people have been reluctant to help strangers in need, they added. The Master Trainers also cautioned against compromising and endangering one’s own safety before administering first aid to any victim in need.
Chairman, members and volunteers of IRCS Bishnupur Branch were also present in the training.