First aid training for journalists

KARACHI: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Sindh on Thursday organized a first aid training program for journalists at Karachi Press Club to mark the World Red Crescent Day.

It was the 5th annual training, which was attended by more than 100 journalists, including cameramen, health and crime reporters, and KPC office-bearers. The participants were taught how to save lives in emergency situations.

PRCS’ Chairperson, Farzana Naek, while addressing the ceremony, said PRCS is committed to providing health and first aid facilities to maximum people. Series of trainings and workshops are being conducted at national and regional levels.

She emphasized that first aid training is very important for media practitioners whether they are in field or at home. She thanked KPC officials and invited all media organizations to collaboratively organize full fledge first aid trainings for journalists and their staff.

Farzana urged the journalists to come forward and join hands with PRCS as registered volunteer and serve vulnerable segments of the society.

Earlier, PRCS Provincial Media Officer Aftab Madni said that the accidents, bomb blasts and other emergencies are frequent, and journalists are generally the first to arrive at the scene. He said if they know the basics of first aid, they could save many lives.

The trainers, Saqib Ahmed, Immad and Yusra Khan conducted the training. They said that first aid training course in KPC was organized to teach simple skills which could make big a difference.

The course was covered with common first aid scenario including what should do if someone is chocking, unconscious or bleeding, and how to treat a burn or fracture.

KPC President Fazil Jamili, Secretary Health Committee Hamid-ur-Rehman and other governing body members lauded the efforts of Sindh Red Crescent for organizing first aid training for journalists.

In the last, all participants and management of KPC were awarded participation certificates and first aid boxes.

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