NIGERIA. Enugu State: In commemoration of the “World First Aid Day”, the National Complementary and Alternative Medical Association (NACAMA) has urged schools to impart satisfactory first aid education to students.
The National President of NACAMA, Professor Peter Katchy, stated this while speaking to newsmen in Enugu State in Nigeria.
The World First Aid Day which is being celebrated every second Saturday of September of every year is being organized to inspire, teach and create awareness about the importance of first aid for fitness and accident emergencies.
Katchy recommended Ministries of health and education at the federal and state level to make certain that emergency care knowledge should be made part of the school curriculum to supply fundamental help in the course of health emergencies.
Katchy stated that first aid has to be an essential part of a wider growth way to decrease the nation’s wellness burden.
Importance of First Aid
According to Kathy, a suitable emergency care exercise is a good preventive scientific strategy meant to save the country from a massive monetary source.
“First aid is the immediate assistance given to anyone who suffers from minor or serious illness or injury. The care is provided to preserve life, prevent conditions from worsening and promote recovery”, Katchy added.
First aid might be indispensable in serious instances to maintain the victim alive before a doctor or paramedic arrives to examine the higher specialized treatment.