Every life counts, learn first aid save lives
The person who got basic first aid training from Pakistan Red Crescent saved many lives in recent massive floods in District Charsadda. Meet Mr. Shah Sawar, got first aid training in 2017 from PRCS while studying in Government High School. During flood relief operations in Charsadda he met our team and shared his story. He is an example to many, he saved precious lives using first aid knowledge in emergencies.
Every year, World First Aid Day (WFAD) promotes the accessibility of first aid knowledge and raises awareness about the importance of first aid. WFAD also provides an opportunity to highlight important role in providing high quality first aid trainings and skills to save lives throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This year WFAD is focusing on theme of “Lifelong First Aid Learning”.
PRCS KP is providing quality first aid trainings since long, so far 3,369 trainings conducted in KP to different target audience including general public, education institutes, universities, police force, Journalists, religious circle, excluded communities, health care workers, response agencies like Rescue 1122, Civil Defense, Al-Khidmat, EDHI and CHIPPA. Total beneficiaries are 81,952.
Pre-Hospital care is another feature of First Aid Program, providing pre-hospital care by training First Aid Response teams at district level. Total 150 First Aid Responders (FAR’s) were trained to provide first aid services in their communities and during emergencies. In current flood situation in KP and through the country, FAR teams were engaged in serving the vulnerable by providing first aid. So far 909 flood affected casualties received first aid in 5 districts of KP.
Sajid Ali Khan
First Aid Coordinator, PRCS KP
Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) is a statutory body constituted and governed by an “Act of Parliament”. It was founded in Pakistan on December 20, 1947 by an Order called “The Pakistan Red Cross Order” issued by Quaid-e-Azam, as Governor General of Pakistan and Founding President of the Society.