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Abu Dhabi - The programmes related to first aid have immensely contributed to the decrease in injuries.

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Published: Mon 13 Jul 2015, 7:25 AM

Last updated: Tue 14 Jul 2015, 11:56 AM

Injuries related to work incidents in Abu Dhabi have witnessed an 11 per cent decrease in 2014 with 85 injuries, as compared to 96 injuries in 2013.
Mohammed Al Ameri, Head of the Emergency and Public Safety Department, Directorate General of Central Operation at Abu Dhabi Police, attributed this reduction to the efforts made to raise the awareness of workers and employers in the areas of health and public safety precautions in workplace and accommodations.
The programmes related to first aid have immensely contributed to the decrease in injuries, believes Al Ameri. Educating workers on the ways of call for an ambulance, providing accurate locations, information on the incident and the treatment of injuries, were key elements in the programme.
"The government is focusing on this segment of the community to foster the preventative methods in place in order to avoid accidents that may arise due to the nature of their work," he said. Al Ameri explained that the community ambulance, which is a service provided by the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarter, aims to enhance the awareness of all societal segments, including workers, on how to deal with emergency situations.
The program also highlights the importance of councils, visiting patients, calling the operation's room on 999, and finding solutions for the external needs of the training courses and obstacles faced by the medical team.
Yousef Ka'bi, Head of the Community Ambulance Section at the Emergency and Public Safety Department, explained that the objective of community ambulance is to reduce the response time and maintain a stable condition of the injured until the ambulance arrives.
The awareness programme also focused on the steps to be taken when calling for an ambulance when dealing with heart attacks, strokes, and diabetic episodes, alongside the concepts of providing first aid to children, and the importance of addressing child related incidents.
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