QRC to train school students in first aid

March 05, 2014 - 5:14:01 am

Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) yesterday announced ‘I am a paramedic’ programme, providing first aid training for students of 19 schools in Al Shamal in the northern region of Qatar.

The programme, sponsored by Ras Laffan Community Outreach Programme with QR1m, will start from the beginning of school year 2014-15, targeting students aged 10 to 17 year.

“It will serve students in the northern region and follows on from a project launched by QRC in 2008-2009 that targeted 20 Independent schools in Qatar,” Rashid bin Saad Al Mohannadi, Director, QRC Al Khor Branch, told a press conference. 

He said this year the project will operate in collaboration with partners and target 19 schools, providing them with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as how to deal with choking, bleeding, fractures, nose bleeding, burns, eye injuries, in addition to special cases such as patients with epilepsy, asthma, poisoning and how to move the injured, initial response to an accident.

He praised the Ras Laffan’s programme for sponsoring the project, noting that the partnership was a long-standing one that builds on experiences.

Moza Ibrahim Al Mohannadi, Senior Operations Officer, Ras Laffan Community Outreach Programme, and Ahmed bin Ali Al Mohannadi, ORYX GTL Vice Executive President for Administrative Affairs were present.

The Peninsula

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