The India Post, Chandigarh25th August, 2008 :MCM DAV College, Chandigarh today hosted a highly informative seminar conducted by Dr. Vandana Sharma of ‘Safety Circle’ for providing training on dealing with life-threatening disasters and emergencies.
‘Safety Circle’ is the international training center for ‘National Safety Council’, USA which is the world’s largest occupational health and safety training multinational operating in 35 countries. Dr. Sharma gave the students easy-to-learn tips on handling natural and man-made disasters such as earthquake, fire, road accidents etc. She also instructed the students on providing first aid in medical emergencies such as brain stroke, choking, drowning, fracture, heart attack, injuries, poisoning etc. which may threaten the well-being and even the life of the victims.
Statistics were quoted to highlight disaster and emergency related death rates. The training session emphasized the fact that minor and major threats to life and property may emerge unexpectedly at any time or place and it is vital to know how to cope with such delicate situations to minimize risk and damage to ourselves and the people around us.
Training was given with the aid of audio-visual materials and demonstrations on giving Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid for various medical emergencies, stress management and so forth. Such training can make the difference between life and death.
The Principal of the College, Dr. (Mrs.) Puneet Bedi found the seminar to be highly engrossing as well as valuable education for all. She said that such programs should be conducted to spread awareness among the people and thereby reduce emergency-related injuries and deaths. Safety training is of invaluable benefit to individuals and the society.