Srinagar, Feb 26: Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) is starting a First Responder Course (FRC) under the initiative ‘Skill for life, Save a life’ launched by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,(MoHFW) Government of India (GoI) in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Faculty. First Responder Course has been introduced by the Union Health Ministry to empower every citizen to be the first person to provide pre hospital care in terms of first aid & initial care in case of an emergency.
DHSK will be launching the FRC in the month of March 2018 and the trainings will be imparted by National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (NIHFW) certified FRC Instructors of the Directorate who were trained by AIIMS Faculty previously. The first batch will be supervised by AIIMS faculty. The curriculum for the courses has been designed by the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Dr. Saleem ur Rehman, Director Health Services, Kashmir said that the first few minutes are the most important for any trauma patient and the initial care he or she receives in that time can help in saving the victim’s life. This initiative by MoHFW will go a long way in managing trauma patients. He said that the certificate course can be availed by anybody across J&K and one has to just submit FRC form online which is available on our official website www.dhskashmir.com and people will be trained on first come first serve basis.