BY Victoria Ojeme

Government  has  been  asked  to train secondary school students in basic first aid skills for accident victims. The Secretary, Health and Human Services of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mrs Amanda Pam, gave the advice during  a  training programme in Abuja, yesterday.

The training was organized by charity organization, Lifeline Care Association, in partnership with Custodian Social Responsibility Foundation. Represented by her Special Assistant, Administration, Bankole Lebi, Pam advocated for the introduction of the basic first aid skills for accident victims in the curriculum for secondary school students across the country. “Given  availability of funds, there is the need for government to sponsor such initiative so that it will go round.

Children can be brought together in a particular school and be given such trainings at regular intervals,” she said. On his part, the Founder, Founder, Lifeline Care Association, Dr Nkem Momoh, disclosed that apart from impacting life saving skills for accident victims  on  children, the training was  targeted at  engendering the values of good Samaritan on students “which is one of the strong values we promote in charity.”

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