First Aid Training programme for the families of Army personnel concluded on Wednesday.
According to an official, the training started on Saturday the July 7, 2018 was held under the aegis of St. John Ambulance (India), Regional Centre, Jammu. A good number of family members of Army personnel took active part in the First Aid training programme.
The training in the First-aid was imparted by a team of Doctors comprising Dr Ranbhushan Singh, Sr. Anesthetist, Dr Rajinder Thappa, Sr Consultant assisted by Kanchan Devi, Sup. Pharmacist and Vironica Marwah, Field Officer, he said.
In addition, he said, a Special Interactive session of half day for the serving Army Officers and JCOs focusing on Immediate First Aid on Bullet and Splinter Injuries was also held which was highly appreciated and it was resolved to go further to improve the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to bullet injuries in the forces.
The programme was conducted under the close supervision of Col. Dr. Padmini, C.O and Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region respectively. Army authorities appreciated Red Cross Society for providing quality training especially on bullet injuries to the civilians and the Army in particular. They requested Red Cross to impart this kind of training among their other units also, the official added.