ISLAMABAD   -   In order to effectively deal with emergencies and to provide immediate pre-hospital care to the injured people, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has provided first aid boxes to 30 educational institutions of district Rawalpindi.

A distribution ceremony was organised at Red Crescent Hospital in Rawalpindi, here on Friday that was attended by PRCS Chairman Abrar ul Haq, senior high-ups of administration, representatives of government schools, colleges of district Rawalpindi, PRCS staff and volunteers.

Speaking on the occasion, PRCS Chairman Abrar ul Haq said that during tragedies, disasters whether man-made or natural, PRCS always acted on the principle of ‘first to reach and last to leave’, be it first aid, psychiatric relief or reunification efforts, help in emergencies or role in reconstruction.

He said PRCS is a huge platform with presence in every nook and corner of the country in the shape of young volunteers and trained first aid providers. PRCS under its Red Crescent Corp initiative will train students of educational institutions to render First Aid services to vulnerable communities. He said Covid-19 has reshaped the whole world and changed the dynamics of behaviours and responsibilities, including in the educational institutions.

He congratulated the students of different educational institutions on completing the first aid training organized at Red Crescent Hospital.