A two-day First Aid Training workshop for journalist community concluded in Lahore on Tuesday.
The aim of workshop was to equip journalists with basic life-saving techniques and skills.
The workshop was organized under auspices of Pakistan Red Crescent Provincial Punjab Office to assure a proactive provision of first aid to victims during natural and man-made disasters.
About thirty journalists from different media houses attended the training session.
During the workshop, participants received information on key relevant topics, including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Choking; Fractures, Shock, Bandages and Heart Attack and how to transport the injured to hospital during training session.
Mock sessions were also held about how to handle the emergency situation and transport the patient to hospital.
Addressing the concluding ceremony, Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Provincial Punjab Office retired Justice Sheikh Ahmed Farooq said initial minutes are too much important in any disaster and many lives can be saved if people having First Aid Training.
He said that PRC also maintained a blood bank which provide free of cost blood to thalassemia patients.
Mahboob-ul-Haq said training is necessary for journalists as whenever any incident takes place in any area, media personnel are said to initially reach the spot.
The Chairman also distributed certificates among participants.
On this occasion, the participants of the workshop lauded efforts of PRC Provincial Punjab Office and journalists claimed that they could save the lives of victims by providing first aid on the spot.
The training was facilitated by First Aid Trainer Muhammad Imran and was held under the PRCS Media and Communication Department officer Ali Raza Mukhtar.