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Gurgaon police to get lessons on first aid

india Updated: Dec 19, 2011 23:49 IST
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A city hospital has decided to conduct a training programme on first aid for policemen. The training would enable them to deal with situations arising out of accidents.

The training, which will take place on every Saturday, will be organised by Columbia Asia hospital. The organisers said policemen will be imparted training on life-saving techniques.

The first batch will have 15 security personnel.

“The training consists of a series of simple life-saving techniques on how an individual can save the life of an accident victim with minimum equipment. They will also be given tips on how to handle emergency situations,” said a hospital official.

Bharti Arora, the deputy commissioner of police (traffic), said, “Normally, we are the first to respond in case of an accident. Therefore, it is important that our men should be properly trained. Many a time, the life of a person can be saved by providing timely assistance.”

The training sessions will prove crucial in saving lives especially in Gurgaon which witnesses fatal accidents on a daily basis on the expressway.

Dr Kousar Ali Shah, general manager, Columbia Asia hospital, said, “The hospital had recently launched Columbia Asia Community Training on Medical Emergency to educate and train the public on first aid solutions.”