First aid training workshop for journalists begins

KARACHI: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Sindh on Wednesday started a three-day first aid training workshop for journalists that will continue till 17 April 2015.

The workshop was attended by over one dozen journalists including cameramen, reporters and photographers, where they were taught how to save lives in emergency situations.

Pakistan Red Crescent emergency response service has come to play a crucial role in saving lives. The service provided throughout most of the country uses full equipped ambulances staffed by paramedical assistants and first-aid workers. It become clear that the need of such first-aid training among journalists, particularly cameramen and crime reporters is must.

Provincial Media & Communication Officer PRCS Aftab Madni emphasized the importance of the subject and said that accidents, bomb blasts, and other emergencies are frequent and journalists are generally the first to arrive the scene. If they know the basics of the first-aid, they can save many lives.

He said to deal with emergency or to save lives, journalists should be learnt about first aid basics. The PRCS is organizing training programs for journalists for last many years and gave tranining to thousands of journalists.

Trainer Dr Rizwana Wasif, Yusra Khan and Immad Ahmed gave detailed information on bleeding, burns, fracture and other simple skills which could make all the difference if an emergency happened on their doorstep

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