The first of its kind On-site First aid “Training the Trainers” Workshop for 50 youth volunteers from Ishwar Deshmukh College of Physical Education, Sitabai Nirgundkar College of Nursing and Kumbhalkar Social Work College was organized on 20th November 2021 in Orange City Hospital & Research Institute as part of their yearlong silver jubilee anniversary commemoration. This program was backed by National Road Safety Council- Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways under stewardship of Shri.Raju Wagh, President, Yuva Daud Manch & Member, National Road Safety Council.
Timely care and safe transport of accident victims reduces morbidity and mortality of victims. The concept of this workshop was that Volunteers who will become Trainers in this workshop will subsequently impart similar road side training amongst first responders of any road accident who are based in roadsides like T-shop / fruit & vegetable vendors, cobblers, Auto rickshaw drivers etc. to propagate this concept in society like a chain reaction. Volunteers were trained on emergency first aid, safe-pickup and safe transport. Hands training on mannequin was also provided. On behalf his organization, Shri.Raju Wagh awarded certificates to all successful participants.
Dr. Neeta Deshpande and Dr. Nirbhay Karandikar were faculty members for this innovative program. Dr. Noorul Ameen assisted by Shri.Prashant Tichkule, Shri.Ganesh Iyer, Shri.Prakash Shende and Shri.Madhukar Chanore under guidance of Dr. Anup Marar-OCHRI Director coordinated this event. Dr. Anup Marar rendered welcome speech while Shri.Raju Wagh introduced the concept. Dr. Vidya Nair- RNHPL Vice Chairman introduced the faculty members as Dr. Noorul Ameen proposed vote of thanks. Dr. Bhimrao Meshram- KMSW College Vice Principal and Shri.U.S. Bobade were prominently present.
Thanking Team OCHRI, Shri.Raju Wagh offered large scale escalation of such events in coming future with technical support of OCHRI and backed by National Safety Council as advocated by Shri.Nitin Gadkari- Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways who is passionate about accident prevention and reducing accident mortalities. OCHRI which proficiently ran Maharashtra’s 1st Emergency medical services in collaboration with Nagpur City Police for 6 years till Government’s 108 services took over was appropriate and qualified training partner for such an exercise. It is added that National Road Safety Council is in total sync with the OCHRI’s philosophy of Saving lives, Saving families.