A two-day basic training on ‘First Aid’ for working journalists in Dhaka was held to make the newspersons capable of responding to humanitarian crises.
A total of 20 reporters from different mainstream media outlets participated in the workshop, arranged by The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held on July 6 to July 7.
The two-day programme concluded on Thursday at the BDRCS’s head office in the capital.
BDRCS Chairman Major General ATM Abdul Wahab spoke at the closing session of the training programme as the chief guest.
Member of the managing board of the BDRCS and eminent journalist M Manzurul Islam and its Secretary General Kazi Shafiqul Azam, among others, were present at the event.
ATM Abdul Wahhab said training in first aid is a very life-affirming training.
If the various issues of first aid are published continuously in the national dailies, this knowledge will easily reach the common people, he added.
Contents of the programme included introduction to first aid, choking, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, shock, bleeding, wounds and dressing of wounds, burn, fits, fainting, unconsciousness, poisoning, bites, bone fracture and transportation of casualties.
The two-day first aid training was conducted jointly by Tarun Kanti Saha, deputy director, Training Department of the BDRCS, and Mrinal Kanti Roy, junior assistant director, Disaster Risk Management of the BDRCS.
Another objective of the programme is to disseminate ideas among the newsmen on how to handle the crises in need of saving life.