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Assam Rifles Observes World First Aid Day

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Sept. 15,

Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) observed World First Aid Day on 14thSeptember. All the Company Operating Bases at various schools and villages promoted the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives. The event was organised to mainly focus on educating the effective ways of managing crisis situations. A total of 23 villagers of Andro village, students of Assam Rifles Public School Keithelmanbi, Hills Rainbow Academy, Royal Mission School Canchipur attended the event where they were taught about the basics of first aid. The nursing assistant of the battalion demonstrated the method of giving correct CPR and conducted mock drill about various emergency situations. The local villagers and school management thanked the Assam Rifles for its effort in promoting awareness about basic first aid which can helpful in times of need.
Meanwhile, Units under command of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) saved lives of three snake bite victims on 14th September.Keithelmanbi Battalion and Tulihal Battalion saved lives of Mr Dhanbahadur, Mr S Iboton and HiyamSuranjoy from different villages namely Kangkopki, NambolPhoijeng and KwaikeithelKonjeng. All individuals were bitten by poisonous snakes and were immediately rushed to the unit hospitals. The patients were readily attended by the medical teams under the Regimental Medical Officers. The timely action by the medical teams not only saved precious humans lives but also reinforced good faith among the locals.

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