SHARJAH, 13th September, 2019 (WAM) -- The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, SCFA, yesterday concluded a training course on first aid under the title "First Responder", on the occasion of the World First Aid Day which falls on 14th September.
The course was organised in cooperation with Sharjah Police ? Ambulance & Rescue Department and targeted 35 employees from various governments institutions in Sharjah.
The event is part of 'Wazen' initiative - the first health survey for Sharjah Government employees ? which was launched under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, in a strategic partnership with the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah.
The three-day training programme introduced staff to the basic first aid principles and trained employees on how to apply them in the event of minor incidents through a first aid hands-on. Upon completion, the trainees have been awarded an internationally recognized first aid license by the Health Promotion Department.
Iman Rashid Saif, Director of the Health Promotion Department, said that organising the course stems from the department’s keenness on raising the health awareness among society members, noting that Wazen programme would help enhance the awareness of applying healthy and safe behaviours, as pursuant to the visions and directives of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher in terms of raising the health awareness among the citizens and residents and providing a healthy life for the next generations.
The Director of the Health Promotion Department added, "It’s important to hold such training courses with a view to acquainting the individuals with first aid essentials. This is because of the great role of first aid in saving the lives of the injured and facilitating the process of ambulance specialists, especially in cases that require immediate and urgent action such as, Insect bites, poisoning, burns, heat strokes, muscle strain, fractures, various injuries, and other conditions."