By: Abubakar Mohammed
Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency in collaboration with World Bank has conducted a one day training on first aid for Local Vigilante covering insurgency affected LGAS. Declaring the workshop opened; the Executive Chairman Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Abdullah Dauda Belel asked the participants to stay focused during the training. “Saving live in the situation we are now is everybody‘s concerned, you are the first contact and your ability to carry out well informed first aid decision matters a lot.” “We will train you, give you the equipment and support you to exercise this duty” he said.
The training covers on how to help unconscious casualties as a result of insurgent activities, many people died because of injuries, severe bleeding, burns and fracture. The lead faciltator Dr. Abubakar Hassan said “first aid is not only about controlling unconscious casualty but also to restore hope of those that are psychologically touched or traumatised.”
Responding on behalf of the Vigilante Group, the State Coordinator Mal. Adullrazaq Abubakar thanked Government for organising the workshop and says “things like this will boosts our morale” The participants were drawn from Gombi, Song, Michika, Madagali and Yola South.