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Public Urged To Get First Aid Training

Public Urged To Get First Aid Training

The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) has urged members of the public to get first aid training to gain knowledge of how to assist accident victims and save lives.

ZRCS president Edson Mlambo said the lives of 90% of accident victims in Zimbabwe can be saved if first aid is administered to them early.

Mlambo was speaking in Gweru during the World First Aid Day commemorations at the weekend. He said:

First aid used to be recognised as the domain of medical or para-medical personnel, but today all experts recognise that the general public must be trained in first aid because it is effective in saving lives.

It improves the chances of survival of the victims and minimises the consequences of heart attacks.

First aid remains an integral part of a broader development approach within the Red Cross.

Our aim is to reduce the impact of disasters, the number of deaths and illnesses, as well as increase knowledge of first aid to local communities.

What drives our motivation as ZRCS is the fact that every life counts and every person deserves medical assistance without discrimination. This makes learning first aid important.

First aid refers to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after the injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. | NewsDay

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11 Comments

Chief inspector 4 months ago

Dear Pindula

You should do a follow up and enlighten the public on how this training goes on.


Gwedu 4 months ago

this is very crucial, thank you Pindula....More guidelines tione zvedu totangira papi. Izvi zvakakosha izv....not for going outside the country but for home emergency chaiyo


. 4 months ago

For your own good zviribhoo kwete zvekuiti vanhu vachaenda kuchando...mascam nxaaaa

. 4 months ago

These days gr7 nurse aid, f4 nurse aid, f6 nurse aid, graduate nurse aide, vanema masters nurse aide, ma doctor 🤣chaiwo akuitawo nurse aide yacho. Nyika yaparara iyi nxaaaaa


,.,., 4 months ago

4 your iwn information akuna a Doctor ari Jobless b it doc of language,healthy vanowanirwa mabasa coz kuita Dictorate its mostly sponsorship from corporates and companies haudzidze nemari yekumba kwenyu munobrooker mkatadza kana kumwa tea

nhaiwe 4 months ago

nyora neshona 🙄🙄🙄

jkkkk 4 months ago

usanyepere vanhu you can get a doctorate on your own it aren't that expensive

Tintin 4 months ago

police urged to get first class police training.😜😜😜


The King of Serpents 4 months ago

Ehe, zviri right but they must be trained by instructors from Scotland Yard or F.B.I. not North Korea, China, Russia e.t.c

Is it for free 4 months ago

Who can pay $350 to save the nation


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The King of Serpents 4 months ago

First aid training is important and essential, also self defense training. Ndikavingwa nemayouth ezanupf pamba pangu I should be able to defend my family.



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