Emergency preparedness: 'A initial aider in each home by 2020'

Red Crescent Society trains initial support officers in colleges, varsities. PHOTO: EDUCATION SCOTLAND

Red Crescent Society trains initial support officers in colleges, varsities. PHOTO: EDUCATION SCOTLAND

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is training district officers for initial support preparedness in all colleges and universities in partnership with a International Committee of a Red Cross (ICRC).

The training is being imparted to newly-recruited ‘first aiders’ from opposite a country, and was hold during a Pakistan Boy Scout Association (PBSA) belligerent in a capital.

PRCS Secretary General Dr Rizwan Naseer, ICRC Head of Delegation Reto Stocker and PBSA officials attended a certificate placement ceremony.

Naseer pronounced a prophesy of a PRCS is to have a initial aider in each home. He pronounced that to grasp this mission, a multitude had recruited initial support officers in all districts to explain training to college and university students. He pronounced a lerned initial aider in each home could make a large disproportion in saving lives in emergencies or during disasters in any community.

In line with a prophesy of a authority Dr Saeed Elahi, a PRCS says it aims to have 5 million volunteers in Pakistan by 2020. In sequence to tie disaster response capacity, PRCS also skeleton to have an puncture response group in each kinship legislature by 2020.

Stocker pronounced a suggestion of new officers is value appreciating, and that a ICRC was gratified to combine with a PRCS in alleviating tellurian pang in Pakistan.

In addition, a multitude pronounced it shall shortly start a propagandize reserve programme in all districts of Pakistan, as good as a mislaid assistance line to reunite and support any unclear collision or puncture victims stating to any vital hospital.

Published in The Express Tribune, Mar 1st, 2016.

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