Chelembra to be first panchayat that has first aid literacy in India
Ramanattukara (Malappuram): Chelembra is all set to be the first panchayat in the country that has first aid literacy. Health minister K. K. Shailaja will declare the panchayat as the first panchayat to have first aid literacy in India at a function to be held at Narayanan Nair Memorial Higher Secondary School on Saturday at 2 pm.
The panchayat obtained this achievement through ‘Mission First Aid’ programme initiated jointly by the panchayat, the NGO Healing Hands Foundation India and Devaki Amma memorial institutions in Chelembra. The programme was ideated by Healing Hands Foundation and handed over to the panchayat in 2017.
Later, the panchayat authorities submitted the project to the government and it was selected as a model project. The government allotted a fund of Rs 5.6 lakh for it. As per the project, one from 8100 families were supposed to receive the training. But, the panchayat gave training to 11,193 persons through 200 practical classes.
Now Chelembra panchayat is going to introduce a Rapid Response System for getting expert help during emergency situations. As part of this, an ambulance that has AED (Automated External Defibrillators) machine will be purchased. This machine is used for patients who suffer life-threatening cardiac problems.
Service of a paramedical nurse also will be available in this system. Anyone can seek help of the Rapid Response System through a toll-free number.