PES holds corona training for Rescuers of KP, Balochistan

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The specialised corona training course, organised for Rescuers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, concluded at the Emergency Services Academy.
Punjab Emergency Service Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer suspended all training activities after the declaration of corona emergency by the government. However, he said that it was not fair to send the Rescuers in the field for screening, handling and shifting of suspected or infected corona patients without specific training.
Therefore, a specialized short corona training course was organised for emergency services of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan before the suspected surge in corona emergencies in Pakistan.
The unique closing ceremony of the corona training was organised following the new corona rescue drill protocols, which included social distancing, use of facemasks, gloves and overalls worn by all participants. This training of 336 rescuers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 144 rescuers of Balochistan was conducted in small batches in an open environment to avoid contact.
In this ceremony, the families and friends of the Rescuers and guests from outside not been invited to avoid gatherings. While addressing the participants dressed up in overalls, wearing facemasks and gloves, Dr Rizwan congratulated them on their successful completion of training and becoming part of the Rescue family. He said that unfortunately, they should have to immediately go and manage the challenge of Coronavirus emergencies. He hoped that after this training they would be able to safely respond to these Corona emergencies.
He also said that Service has rescued over 8 million victims of emergencies since its inception in October 2004. The Emergency Services Academy is providing technical assistance to other provinces for the establishment of this lifesaving Emergency Service in their respective provinces. “Now, emergency services are being provided to the citizens of other provinces,” Furthermore, Emergency Services Academy has trained over 18000 Rescuers for Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Baluchistan and Aman Foundation from Karachi. Emergency Services Academy has become a platform for providing professional training to rescuers of all provinces of Pakistan and even South Asian countries can get benefit from this training facility.