Endeavour development of first-aid treatment activities


Access to first aid should be universal, reaching even the most vulnerable members of society, including individuals with disabilities, women, children, and older adults. It is a noble movement for the society, doing meritorious deeds.
In fact, the first-aid measure is mainly concerned with Red Cross societies. Members of those societies have comprehensive talent and techniques to first cure or ease the impacts of injuries without potent medicines and medical equipment before transferring the injuries to health institutions such as hospitals or clinics. This year, on 9 September designated as the second Saturday of September, over 100 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies affiliated with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) commemorate World First Aid Day.
IFRC stated that First aid has been at the heart of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement since the federation was founded more than 150 years ago. Since 2000, the authorities and relevant social organizations have raised public awareness regarding how first aid interventions can save lives daily, as well as in crisis situations.
Some clashes between humans and animals can cause casualties in society. Furthermore, natural disasters can result in property loss, injury, and death. In this regard, prompt action is imperative, as uncontrolled bleeding can prove fatal. Emergency patients require immediate first-aid treatment to preserve their lives. Those who render first aid in emergency situations deserve honour for their altruistic spirit. They extend help unexpectedly, employing their skills and abilities, particularly their voluntary spirit, without expecting rewards in return.
A large number of voluntary organizations in Myanmar, particularly the Red Cross societies which connect with the MRCS, can be regarded as the nation’s reserve forces, ready to assist people in various crises resulting from unforeseen events. Members of these organizations prioritize providing first-aid treatments to the injured, setting aside their personal interests and affairs. Those members have to apply first-aid techniques to provide necessary aid to injured persons and those affected by unexpected shocks.
All enthusiasts can join the first-aid treatments. It is essential to provide first-aid training to school students, nurturing them as the future generation’s pillars. Strengthening students’ knowledge of first aid and introducing them to the work of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent are vital. Moreover, students should be encouraged to view World First Aid Day from a global perspective, prompting them to consider access to first aid in underserved communities and overseas regions. This holistic approach can empower youths to become compassionate and capable first responders in their communities and beyond.

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