Srinagar, Sep 21: In its continuous efforts to disseminate Basic Life Support (BLS) Training to NGOs, Social/Volunteer Organisations,Media Fraternity, Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) has started BLS training programme for Media Fraternity, NGOs and other volunteer and social organisations who will be trained in batch wise manner along with the on-going departmental BLS Trainings so that the first responders are abreast with BLS Skills and who in turn will be training public at large so that quantum of BLS reaches the grass root level for proper handling of any victim till any health services reaches the accident/trauma site.
As the staff associated with media fraternity and social organisation play a very vital role in any case of disaster or calamity, it is of significant importance to train them on scientific grounds.
The BLS programme apart from teaching the first aid skills also trains the trainees how to manage and stabilise a victim who can be having injuries ranging from severe bleeding to Unconscious without breathing. The trainees will be made to learn the skills of PR on mannequins so that in case of extreme emergency the first responder can be able to give CPR to the victim.
Moreover the participants will undergo a rigorous simulation and mock drill so to be quite professional while handling any victim.
The trainees will be undergoing this training at Kashmir Skills & Simulation, Centre (KSSC), RIHFW, Dhobiwan which is a state of art simulation lab and is first of its kind in the country. The first batch will commence from first week of October 2017 along with the already scheduled BLS training calendar of DHSK.
This is the main aim of BLS Pilot Project which was started during current year wherein 500 Master BLS trainers from the department will be imparting BLS training to various stakeholders in their respective health blocks. Moreover training calendar of BLS outreach in schools have been framed and various schools will be covered under this programme.Media Fraternity, NGO’s and volunteer/social organisations who are interested for BLS training should mail to[email protected] or[email protected] for the same at the earliest for smooth functioning of the programme.
Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman while stressing the enormous importance of imparting BLS keeping the increasing incidences of disasters/accidents stated that, till now the department since the inception of BLS training in 2012 have trained more than 7000 people which includes health personnel of the department, school/college children, journalists, ambulance drivers, airport employees, police personnel. He further said that there is dire need of dissemination of this trainingand other stakeholder departments need to approach DHSK so that we can make BLS Trainers in bulk who shall be imparting training to public at their own levels. (GNS)