KMRL staff to get lessons in basic life support
By Express News Service | Published: 16th April 2018 10:24 PM |
KOCHI: Eram Technologies Pvt Ltd will provide Basic Life Support (BLS) training for 22 staff of KMRL free of cost in collaboration with its Skill Development Academy, Espoir, Angamaly.
Basic Life Support (BLS) is the primary medical aid provided to a person in an emergency medical situation. BLS procedure is mainly used on people experiencing cardiac arrest or respiratory failure. With this procedure, the breathing and heartbeat of the person can be resuscitated. The AHA’s BLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
The video-based, instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and pre-hospital settings.
“Though we are only operational only for 18 km, KMRL is equipped with medical emergency facility across our corridor like any modern transit system. We already have medical rooms in few stations and medical assistance throughout Kochi Metro. With this training, we will be able to handle any kind of emergency situations with more confidence.”, said KMRL managing director Mohammed Hanish.
“The Metro Rail System and the newly envisaged Integrated Water Transport System (Water Metro) of KMRL intend to provide reliable, safe, economical, comfortable, user-friendly and punctual mode of transport to a large population in Kochi. Considering the large number of people that KMRL serves and anticipating the life-threatening accidents or emergencies at any point of time, Eram Group would like to associate with KMRL to provide the BLS training to their employees”, said Siddeek Ahmed, CMD of Eram Group.