LAHORE  -  Punjab Emergency Service (PES) Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer Saturday launched a programme titled "First Aider at Every Home" at LOS Rescue Head Office, on the World First Aid Day.

The programme was launched to create awareness about importance of the first-aider at every home to timely provide first aid in case of an emergency.

The PES organised an awareness walk, led by DG Rescue Punjab, to observe the World First Aid Day and appreciated all district emergency services, which contributed to establishment and training of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) at Union Council level in their respective districts.

Speaking on the occasion, the Rizwan Naseer welcomed all volunteers and briefed them about the importance of First Aid Day and the first aid training by giving an example of rescue operations in which timely first aid had been provided to 1,415,092 victims of emergencies since its inception.

The trained rescue scouts in all union councils of Punjab would educate the community members, he added.