Tihar prisoners get lessons in life saving techniques

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 21:17

New Delhi: It was a lesson with a difference for inmates of Tihar Jail who were today imparted life saving skills by doctors.

The two-day programme that educated 2,000 prisoners and 150 staff about saving lives in emergencies was conducted by Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.
The initiative was to provide basic life support training to people as part of its community outreach programme.

"Through Basic Life Support training, we would like to educate everyone with the dos and don’ts in case of an emergency situation and help them become more responsible citizens to help save lives in times of crisis," said Dr Priyadarshini Pal Singh, Head of Department, Accidents & Emergency, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.
The Basic Life Support training was organised for 2,000 inmates, 150 staff and Tamil Nadu Police personnel posted in the prisons.

The programme included treating in patient/casualty handling, soft tissue injury, musculoskeletal injury, common emergency situations and emergency delivery, and oroper cardiopulmonary resuscitation for children and adults.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 21:16

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