Training on pre-hospital trauma care
TRICHY: A training programme on 'pre-hospital trauma care' was conducted for the police personnel in Trichy by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Trichy chapter, on Friday evening. The objective of the training was to educate cops about first-aid methods while helping accident victims to reach hospital within the golden hour.
Shailesh Kumar Yadav, commissioner of police (CoP), after inaugurating the training, slammed the rash drivers, who posed a threat to people on road, especially pedestrians. "Road traffic accidents are a major issue. Lives of road-users are always uncertain as many do not adhere to traffic rules. Vehicles are drove in uncivilised manner and many a times, pedestrians are at the receiving end," he said
"At this juncture, as policemen, it is our duty as well as a necessity to be well-trained in providing first-aid to accident victims before rushing to hospital. So, the training given by IMA will be highly useful. A skilled policeman can be more confident in acting during emergency like road accidents," the commissioner said.
Dr S P Thiruppathy, one of the panelists, listed out certain points like using cell phone while driving, hitch-hiking, not wearing helmet or seatbelt as the reasons behind fatal accidents on road.
"Apart from loss of lives, many victims are left permanently disabled. The agony of such injured people is beyond explainable. Despite spreading awareness among road users, ample errors are made by them," he said.
The police commissioner also released a book titled 'Road Safety Management' written by him. The book contains information about the road traffic rules and regulations, first-aid techniques, duty of the driver involved in the accident, and so on.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 324072.cms