GOMCO Patiala NSS unit celebrates World First Aid Day
KS Diwan/royalpatiala/ Patiala
The newly formed NSS (National Service Scheme) Unit of Government Medical College Patiala declared open its activities today by celebrating World First Aid Day with involvement of 250 medical undergraduates in a first aid education and awareness programme.
Speaking during the event, college Principal Dr BS Sidhu said medical institutes and hospitals are the real temples of worship for the medical students who should serve the ailing humanity with devotion and dedication and the doctors apart from being good professionals are also supposed to be good human beings. All activities under the National Service Scheme including first aid to the needy in crisis, is the real knowledge which the medical professionals should inculcate being practically useful for the society, said Dr Sidhu.
Coordinators of the programme Dr DS Bhullar and Dr Simmi Bhatnagar, highlighting the importance of first aid to the critically ill people and which should be accessible to all including the most vulnerable, exhorted the medical students to undergo first aid training to save lives in everyday and crisis situations and said that first aid should also be an integral part of a wider development approach.
The participants were given tips on modern CPR-10 technique which is proving more beneficial to the conventional technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation to save people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest due to multiple reasons.
Comparing the human approach of the Western world to Indian people for Ambulance going on roads with serious patients, it was stressed that people must change their mindset and should ensure easy passage of ambulance vehicles on the roads so that critically ill people are given treatment in time. The participants also took a pledge to Give Way to Ambulance on roads and to start an awareness campaign in the state.