Srinagar: Army has imparted training on how to save lives in all possible medical emergencies to villagers of Kamkari in Macchal sector of Kupwara in frontier Kashmir district, a Defence Public Relations Officer (PRO) Col Emron Musavi said here on Sunday.
He said, the two the two week long “Aarogya Sevak and Sevika” training concluded on Sunday at Kamkari Village near the Line of Control (LOC) in Macchal Sector of Kupwara District.
During the training local villagers were trained in all possible medical emergencies, use of medical equipment and use of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as a life saving mechanism.
Col Musavi said, this training is an endeavour on the part of the Indian Army to equip selected villagers with skills in providing first aid and basic medical treatment to the people in the village in case of any emergency.
He said, Kamkari village over the last couple of years has witnessed numerous medical projects undertaken by the Army unit including awareness camps, distribution of medical equipment to persons trained to handle medical emergencies, regular medical check up camps and regular visits by Indian Army doctors to all villages etc.
During the event the Medical Officer of the local army unit also briefed the children on the importance of first aid, precautions to be taken from common ailments and cold related injuries and also on the use of common medicines to treat it. The enthusiastic response of the children motivates the Indian Army to continuously come up with innovative projects for the benefit of the locals, Col Musavi added.