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Migrant workers get first-aid lessons

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Teaching care:A demonstration in progress as part of the first-aid training for migrant workers at the Police Club, here, on Sunday.— PHOTO: K. RAGESH
Teaching care:A demonstration in progress as part of the first-aid training for migrant workers at the Police Club, here, on Sunday.— PHOTO: K. RAGESH

Nearly 50 peer leaders selected from a group of migrant workers in the city were trained in giving first aid during a one-day workshop on Sunday.

The workshop was organised by the Trauma Care Society volunteers with the support of OISCA Migrant Suraksha project and the Kerala State AIDS Control Society, here. Most of the peer leaders, who attended the training, were from states like Orissa, Bengal and Bihar.

Organisers said the training was exclusively conducted for them, as they had hardly any other options to learn those methods freely during their hectic daily working schedule.

“Moreover, these people come across various challenging working environment and struggle to overcome those for a living,” they said.

The sessions were handled in Hindi, to make it easy for the community. They were also offered live demonstrations in various first aid methods and chance to practice them thoroughly in presence of expert trainers.

“Along with the first-aid training, we also offered them sessions on personality development, road safety measures and HIV prevention methods in their own language,” said Abdul Khader, programme manager of the Migrant Suraksha project.

He said the trained peer leaders would help members from their group to be better aware of the subject.

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