PANAJI: In an attempt to raise awareness on the importance of first aid among school kids, Manipal Hospitals Goa collaborated with Mushtifund High School Parent Teachers Association (MHSPTA) on “World First Aid” day. The programme was unveiled by Dr Jeedhu Radhakrishnan, In-charge of department of accident and emergency at Kasturba Medical College and Hospital Mangalore along with Sagar Agni chairperson of Mushtifund High School parents teachers association, Pallavi Kakodkar vice chairperson and others. Dr Radhakrishnan said,
“We are happy to partner with Mushtifund High School PTA. First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury. It only takes six minutes for the human brain to expire due to lack of oxygen. The main objectives of providing first aid is to first preserve life, stop any further injury and prevent death of the person injured. It is essential to have a proper first aid kit in the schools, as children are prone to injuries while playing or during sports. Sagar Agni thanked Manipal Hospitals Goa for their efforts in sharing great tips with school children and parents on first aid.