Nadia Police organises training workshop on 'basic life support'
Kolkata: The Nadia Police have organised a workshop to provide training on "basic life support", as a part of road safety measures on highways.
The step has been taken, considering that besides creating awareness on road safety measures, it is equally important to provide medical support as early as possible to a person who has received injuries in a road accident.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had launched the state-wide Safe Drive Save Life campaign and it had helped in bringing down the number of accidents in the state.
Awareness was created among people to make them follow traffic norms, so that they don't have to fall victim to any road accident. The total number of road accidents in 2015 was 13,208 and it has come down to 11,670 in 2017, in the area under the state police.
Road signs have been put up along all the major thoroughfares in the state and all the necessary "engineering corrections" in roads have also been carried out, which has helped in bringing down the total number of road acci- dents.
The senior officers of the state police have also assessed that it is important to create awareness regarding what one should do to save a person, in case he or she falls victim to any accident.
A police officer said that the knowledge on basic life support will be helpful for all who will take an accident victim to hospital and at the same time, in case there is any accident on a highway, the driver of the next vehicle passing the same area will be the first respondent to take care of the victim.
In such cases, they would also be able to provide basic life support to the victim.