Sindh Red Crescent celebrates World First Aid Day
KARACHI: Sindh Branch of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) celebrated the World First Aid Day on Saturday. This year’s theme is ‘First Aid and Road Safety’, and a quiz programme was organised on Basic First Aid at KMDC. Around 250 participants including students and teachers of KMDC attended the first aid training, and also participated in the quiz.
Dr Rizwana Wasif Training Coordinator of Sindh Red Crescent said almost 35,000 people around the world are injured on a daily basis, amongst which, most of them die due to unavailability of first aid. “We believe first aid should be accessible to all, including the most vulnerable, and should also be an integral part of a wider developmental approach,” she said. She requested the government to make first aid training mandatory for everyone applying for driving license, as well as students passing matriculation. “To highlight the need of first aid training for drivers, students, labours, housewives, PRCS-Sindh has distributed pamphlets and organised live shows on TV and radio Channels,” said Dr Rizwana. staff report