Mangaluru, Nov 24, 2014: Press reports received highlight special social initiatives through a camp held by Center for Health and Development in collaboration with Mangalore Milagres Group of Institutions, at Guttakaadu village, Kinnigoli.
Dr Sanjay Kini, Project Head, Center for Health and Development, counseled participants on road traffic accidents and first aid in emergencies. Dr Kini’s talk served to sensitise students to the many facets and risk factors related to road accidents. He explained the importance of first aid required to be given to the victims of road traffic accidents and highlighted action in golden hour - the critical first hour following the accident.
Dr. Kini observed the unfortunate attitude of people to just watch when the need for helping and providing first aid to road accident victims is at its peak. The reservations are caused by fear of legal requirements by police and the law courts. He stressed that at present the law allows help to road accident victims without question.
Resource persons presented and demonstrated various methods of first aid in different types of accident cases familiarising the student volunteers.The different types of treatments for different injuries and conditions were impressed on participants. Treating road accident victims is a vital need in these times of growing episodes, a serious absence of knowledgeable and sensitive people exists and training / educating people is needed urgently .
This special camp is a part and parcel of NSS annual camp. Fr Francis Gomes, Principal, and Prof Mamatha K, and other staff members of Milagres College Mangalore, contributed and participated.
The students also visited the tribal households and other villagers, understood their conditions and briefed them on different aspects of health care and facilities available by engaging them in different activities which included exercise, cleanliness and health aspects. More useful contribution to the social efforts are expected.