DHSK underscores need of basic life support skill training

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Mulling to impart training in schools and colleges

SRINAGAR: Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Tuesday concluded a batch of Basic Life Support Skill training at Kashmir Skill & Simulation Centre (KSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW), Dhobiwan, in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Apart from involving participants from the department, the directorate had invited professors, teachers and students of Government Degree College Magam and Tangmarg, an official statement issued here said.
Director General Health Services Dr Saleem ur Rehman who initiated this programme said there is a dire need of taking major stakeholders on board as the incidences of trauma victims is increasing rampantly. He underscored the importance to inculcate and impart Basic Life Support Skills in all colleges and schools.
“It is not possible for the department to train everybody and as such the directorate is planning to make BLSS Master Trainers in colleges and schools who shall train their students at their respective place of postings so that we have skilled first responders in bulk to handle any trauma emergency till professional health care service reaches the victim,” he said.
He said the college or school interested to impart BLSS in their respective institutions should contact on rihfwdhsk@gmail.com.
Principal RIHFW Dr Arshad Rafi while welcoming the faculty and students from colleges said the step will go a long way in spreading the quantum of first responders among laymen across Kashmir.
It is worthy to mention here that the department has trained more than 7500 persons in Basic Life Support Skills.
The Master Trainers for BLS who imparted training on Tuesday were Dr Ijtaba Shafi, Dr Imtyaz Banday and Shafi Shah.