The first aid training is designed to provide vital care to a patient till the time an ambulance arrives on the scene

A short training session in administering first aid and a medical check-up were organised for the policemen at the Fort police station here on Saturday by the Mumbai-based company Ziqitza Health Care Ltd. (ZHL) which manages the 108 ambulance service in the district.

The first aid training is designed to provide vital care to a patient till the time an ambulance arrives on the scene, a press note issued here said.

Training was given in various skills, including those required to control bleeding, set broken bones, manage patients who were choking, handle drowning persons and burn victims, and administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The session was conducted in coordination with Circle Inspector S.Y. Suresh. It focussed on the role and importance of police personnel as first responders in emergency situations, the press note said. A free medical check-up was conducted for the 20-odd officers who attended the programme.

“We are extremely satisfied with the first aid session conducted by Ziqitza for our employees. It was quite insightful and definitely a helpful session for our officers to respond in case of emergencies in personal and professional life…,” Mr. Suresh said.