Taj inaugurates 5-day Red Cross training programme

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Taj Mohi-ud-Din today inaugurated 5 day residential training programme for certified medical responders organised by Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS).
Jammu and Kashmir is the first State to impart such training at State Level.
While addressing the participants, Mr. Taj said that Red Cross is part and parcel of the State’s Health System. He assured that directions to the concerned will be given to cooperate with the Red Cross Society to further its objectives in the interest of needy people.
The programme aims at developing trainers and volunteers at different levels. Selected IRCS staff members/volunteers are trained as National Level master trainers who in turn train the State level trainers from districts and finally registered volunteers are imparted training to develop a cadre of skilled resource which could be mobilized during any emergent situation.
The services of these volunteers will be utilized for awareness programme, community mobilization etc during the disasters and normal time. The objective of the programme is also to explore the possibilities of developing linkages with State health system so as to ensure that the Certified First Medical Responders (CFMR) become an integral part of the public health system.
In her address on the occasion, general secretary State Chapter, IRCS, Roma Wani hailed the efforts of Health Minister in starting the implementation of Jan Aushadhi project through Red Cross. She requested the intervention of the Department in strengthening the Red Cross Movement with the support from the Central Government.


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