What does it mean?
The above poll is based on the page A4 report, ‘Hundreds of passengers complete first-aid training course at airport’, published in the Nation section of Gulf News on September 15.
If an accident happens in the workplace, in your home or in a public space, being a helpless witness to an emergency situation can potentially worsen the case. A basic knowledge of first aid is important. In yesterday’s poll, we asked Gulf News readers if they have undertaken first aid training. A majority 68 per cent of the respondents voted ‘no’.
According to Mariam Khamis Oufi, head of the community awareness section at the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS), there is a lack of awareness among the community on how to react to medical emergencies “Many passengers, for example, do not know what to do when they see someone having a cardiac arrest, heart attack, asthma attack or a seizure. They need to stay with the patient and immediately contact 999.”