Bhubaneswar,17/12 ( Odisha Samachar/Anuja Nayak and Rosalin Panda) – The Indian Red Cross Society, with the support of its international partners (IFRC and ICRC), aims to develop a cadre of First Aider at district level through a series of training programmes, enhancing the capacity of volunteers to respond to emergency situations, equipped to address needs of their local communities, providing first aid, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, public health and psychological support.
Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch had organized the five days ToT on First Aid training programme for SDRT/DDRT Members/ Youth Red Cross/ Junior Red Cross Counsellors / Red Cross Life Members / Volunteers with the objective to enhance their capacity on First-Aid and create First Aiders at the district level.
On 13th December, 2013 at Hotel Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar the training programme was inaugurated by Dr. Mangala Prasad Mohanty, Honorary Secretary, IRCS-OSB who presided the programme and as Chief Guest and highlighted about the objective and outcome of the training programme. More than 30 participants from Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Boudh, Kalahandi, Koraput, Baragarh, Nuapada, Sundergarh and Keonjhar districts had participated in the training programme.
In a special session Honorary Secretary, IRCS-OSB presented the various activities of IRCS-OSB through a power point presentation and the Youth Red Cross Officer took a session on Red Cross History, Fundamental Principles & emblem. Mr. John George, Cooperation Asst., ICRC, New Delhi interacted with the participants for two days and taught few simple techniques of First Aid to the participants.
Besides, in the five days training programme participants were trained on First Aid & the role of a First Aider, Safe handling & transporting of the casualty, psychological support, TRIAGE in emergency, CPR, Wounds & Bleeding, Bandage, Position, Shock and its management etc. by the Resource Person Dr. Bikash K. Prasad & Dr. Jasobanta Narayan Jena.
On 17th December, 2013 Sri Avaya Kumar Nayak, O.A.S, General Manager, OSDMA joined the valedictory function as Chief Guest. In his address he appreciated the Preparedness of Red Cross Cyclone Shelter communities and said that Red Cross is the source of volunteerism. He said that all volunteers should be trained on First Aid because more people die due to mishandling of the causalities than disasters.
Dr. Mangala Prasad Mohanty, Honorary Secretary, IRCS-OSB welcomed the guests and participants in this programme and requested to the participants to organise such programmes at district, school and college level. Certificate of participation and CD were distributed to all participants by the Chief Guest. Dr. Sarita Supkar, YRCO offered the vote of thanks and Sri Sudhir Kumar Sahoo, Project Coordinator, ODMP coordinated the programme.