During the month of October 2017, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics, conducted a series of BLS training sessions at various schools and organizations in order to educate students about simple measures that can be taken during an emergency. A BLS (Basic Life Support) training session was conducted at the Indian School, Muscat. The BLS session at the Indian School, Muscat saw the participation of 2000 students.
“A lot of medical emergencies with severe consequences can be easily prevented by applying simple maneuvers and skills. Since children spend most of their time in school, engaging in various physical activities and academic learning; they are most likely to meet medical emergencies. Hence, it is extremely important for them to be aware of basic life saving measures. Teachers, being their first point of contact in school are also required to be equipped with the basic know-hows of managing an emergency,” said Ms. Seeniya Biju, Chief Operating Officer for Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics.
“The medical camps we organize on a regular basis, signify our effort to play a meaningful and active role in the lives of the people we serve daily. Medical camps have a tremendous impact on the people; the diagnosis and advice motivates them to pursue a healthy life ahead. We consider it our responsibility to make people aware and responsible for their own health in order to create a stronger and healthier Oman. Medical camps and health awareness initiatives are an integral part of our CSR initiatives. As Aster DM Healthcare completes 30 glorious years of providing quality healthcare to our consumers, under the banner of Aster@30, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics plans to reach out to maximum number of people in a phased manner throughout the year,” she concluded.