Hyderabad: The Cyberabad traffic police have launched a first responder training course to teach people basic first aid skills so they can help injured victims of road accidents. The initiative was launched in view of the hundreds of fatalities every year in road accidents in the Cyberabad area.

The Cyberabad traffic police said that every month almost 25-30 persons die in hospitals while undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in road accidents.

On 20 March, the sixth batch, comprising 30 members, received training. The members included Cyberabad highway patrol personnel and the staff/employees of kirana stores, puncture shops, tea shops, food centers, tiffin centers, hotels, sweet shops, petrol bunks, dhabas, and security guards.

The first batch training was conducted on 6 March for 30 persons at CTC, Cyberabad. They were taught various first aid skills like active bleeding control, scene protection, handling, shifting, and CPR. The Cyberabad traffic police said as part of the initiative, every alternate day a batch of 31 members will be trained.

The initiative was launched in association with the SCSC and CIHS (Care Institute of Health Sciences). It is part of a broader road safety initiative called 'SAVIOR' – Saving Accident Victims on Roads - which envisions accessibility of proper golden hour trauma care to the accident victims.

Cyberabad commissioner of police V.C. Sajjanar appreciated the efforts of the Cyberabad traffic police and called for more inclusive efforts to improve road safety. Citizens need to come forward and learn scientific methods of helping the accident victims, he said, adding that it is a continuous process and thousands of police personnel and citizens will be trained under this initiative.

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