As Cyberabad witnesses hundreds of fatalities every year in road accidents, it is imperative that the first responders need to be equipped with basic first aid skills to save the injured persons in the golden hour.
Every month almost 25-30 persons die in hospitals while undergoing treatment for the injuries sustained in road accidents.
This stresses the need for basic first aid including the skills and knowledge on how to observe and handle the injured at the accident site.
Keeping this in mind, Cyberabad Traffic Police in association with the SCSC and CIHS (Care Institute of Health Sciences) has started the ‘first responder’ training course involving the field-level police personnel and the citizens who reside along with the accident-prone road stretches and locations.
It is part of a broader road safety initiative ‘SAVIOR’ which envisions accessibility of proper golden hour trauma care to the accident victims.
As part of this programme, on 06-03-2021, the first batch of training was conducted to 30 spersons at CTC, Cyberabad.
The Cyberabad Highway patrol personnel and the staff/employees from Petrol Bunks, dhabas, Restaurants, shops, security guards etc., along NH-65/GHMC in Kukatpally area were part of this training.
They were taught various first aid skills viz., Active bleeding control, scene protection, handling, shifting, CPR etc.