Red Cross trains 60 officials of religious organisations in first aid

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The International Committee of the Red Cross began the training of 60 persons drawn from major religious organisations in first aid on Monday in Kaduna.

The Head of ICRC Northwest office, Mr. Said Midadi, disclosed that the decision of the Red Cross to train officials of religious organisations in first aid was prompted by the desire to help improve their capacity to attend to victims of disasters during worship.

“The training would make participants more dependable in the event of emergencies.

“First Aid training beneficiaries can bring immediate relief to victims. Being calm and assessing the situation helps victims to become relaxed while their injuries are being treated,” he said.

“In some situations, victims’ situations could deteriorate rapidly if they did not get First Aid treatment.

“By being able to provide basic care you can stabilise a patient until emergency medical services arrive.

“You will learn how to use basic household items as tools if a first aid kit is not available meaning that you’ll be able to cope with many situations,’’ Midadi added.

He said beneficiaries would be trained on the collection of information and data.

“Having basic first aid knowledge means that you’ll be confident in your skills and abilities concerning first aid administration.

“This understanding will boost your confidence in a wide range of non-medical day-to-day situations.”

In his remarks, the leader of one of the religious groups, Sabo Babayaro, thanked the organisation for the training and assured of good responses from all participants.

“We are happy with the training and the kits that were given to us. We are assuring you that we will use the kits well for the benefit of members irrespective of our faith group.”

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