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Red Cross volunteers to be honoured in U'khand

Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul will?honour around 150?Red Cross Society volunteers who played a remarkable role in relief operations after the devastating 2013 floods.



Dehradun: Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul will?honour around 150?Red Cross Society volunteers who played a remarkable role in relief operations after the devastating 2013 floods.

The volunteers, called Certified First Medical Responders (CFMRs), did a commendable job in relief operations after the June 2013 floods and they will be presented a special identity sign by the Governor on May 8, a Raj Bhawan release said here.

At a meeting with officials of the Red Cross Society, Paul said Uttarakhand was the first state in the country to utilise the services of CFMRs.

Impressed by the role of these volunteers in Uttarakhand, other states have begun to follow the system, he said.

The officials representing Hong Kong Red Cross Society and International Red Cross Foundation were here to get information about the work done by CFMRs in Uttarakhand post the devastating floods.

The Governor also asked the Red Cross officials to prepare a?directory of blood donors, especially rare blood group donors to ensure availability of blood during emergency situations.

From Zee News

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