DHSK starts first responder course


Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Sunday kick started the first “responder course” of Union Health Ministry at its Dhobiwan skills and training center. The course is meant to impart life saving skills to citizens.
The first responder course designed by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in collaboration with All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) under the initiative ‘Skill for life, Save a life’ started today at Kashmir skills and simulation centre (KSSC), regional institute of health family welfare (RIHFW), Dhobiwan, a statement here said. 
The course was inaugurated by Dr Saleem ur Rehman, Director DHSK who in his inaugural speech underlined the significance of equipping masses with the life saving skills. 
He said, “There is a dire need of involvement of other stakeholders to build up skilled trainers under the professional instructors at KSSC.”
The trainers included AIIMS faculty Dr Piyush Ranjan, Neeraj Kumar, Sarika along with divisional first responder instructors Dr Arshad Rafi, Dr Ijtaba Shafi, Dr Ajaz Ahmad, Shafi Shah and Farhana Fayaz. Tanu Shri, a representative from MoHFW was also present on the occasion. In addition, senior officers from DHSK were also present at the occasion.
More than a 100 people from a variety of backgrounds participated on the first day of the training. These people had registered for the training via the official website of the directorate. Many of the trainees were students of nursing.
Officials of DHSK said that the trainings will be continued and anybody who is interested to participate would be required to register at the official website of the department www.dhskashmir.org and clicking on the first responder link.
An official handout of DHSK said that basic life support skills had been imparted to over 7400 persons till date.

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