Safe practices at work, home, and play can prevent many injuries, illnesses, and deaths. However, once injury or sudden illness has occurred, effective first aid can make the difference between a rapid or prolonged recovery, a temporary or permanent disability, and even a life or death.
In general we lack a mindset in personal safety and/or proactive and safe approach towards our personal and/or family health and safety issues like first aid training requirements.
Basic and Emergency First Aid is mandatory in USA, Europe, Australia, Canada and other developed countries. In recent London Olympics more than 2700 First Aiders volunteered their services but in Pakistan we hardly get few hundreds of first aiders in cities like Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. This is because here in Pakistan people fear police case as a result of performing first aid in an emergency so they don’t step up to help others which is really alarming. We can manage this fear by spreading this information to help all Pakistanis to understand more about the legal support offered to them by the national law and one provincial law (by Punjab province).
Below is the extract from the article written for The Express Tribune on June 15, 2014.
Time is of the essence when it comes to treating a gunshot wound.
Kindly visit below link to read full article, Bite the Bullet, on The Express Tribune.
To Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan
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