Ghana Red Cross to muster 60000 volunteers for Nov. polls

Health News of Monday, 16 May 2016


Voting Ballot File photo

The Ghana Red Cross Society will be deploying 60,000 volunteers opposite a nation to respond to health emergencies in a country’s ubiquitous elections.

Some electorate, after fasten queues for prolonged hours to expel their votes on choosing day do grow diseased or faint, and mostly need evident medical attention.

The support given to a ill and collision victims stays vicious to save lives. First assist is a initial supervision and declaration given a ill before taken to a health facility.

The Red Cross Society has been during a forefront of administering initial assist services to a ill and others in puncture situations.

Ashanti Regional Manager of a Society, Michael Kwame Asante, says volunteers will be on stand-by to yield initial assist services during polling stations.

“We wish a Electoral Commission or a supervision to see us as an constituent partial of a whole process. As they muster military or a certainty crew to a polling stations, if we have one initial aider also there, it will give certainty to a staff operative and also people that come around,” he stated.

The classification is also embarking on array of training on administering initial assist for pivotal seductiveness groups concerned in a choosing process, including a media and preparation workers.

Media Training

Media crew are mostly a initial to accept information of collision emergencies and infrequently also get concerned in highway accidents while on debate trails of politicians.

But responding to open health emergencies could be a plea but a simple believe and skills to forestall serve bearing to injuries and to save lives.

As partial of activities to commemorate World Red Cross Day, a Society orderly initial assist and puncture training for media crew in a Ashanti region.

Participants, who got unprotected to a speculation and use of initial assist to assistance casualties, were vehement during a eventuality to learn how to save lives.

Mr. Asante told TV3 a practice is especially directed during lenient a media to save themselves and others in a eventuality of aroused infractions and accidents in this electioneering season.

“We are training a reporters so that when they go around following a domestic campaigns, they’ll have a believe to attend to casualties before they are sent to a hospital,” he noted.

The training will be extended to other regions when a commander is successful.

The Ghana Red Cross Society however says unsound appropriation is stopping wide-scale training in initial assist application.

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