A one-dayhands-on training work shop on ‘’First Aid & Emergency Safety’’ was organized at University of Swat by Society for Disaster Management & Health Affairs in collaboration with Rescue 1122 on April 12, 2018. Workshop was inaugurated with a welcome speech by Dr. Hazrat Bilal [Provost/Director Student Societies, University of Swat]. He welcomed the training team from Rescue 1122 and briefed the audienceon the activities carried out by the Society for Disaster and Health Affairs [SDM&HA] and other student societies in the University. He appreciated the enthusiasm of the organizer and cabinet members of SDM&HA for conducting such type of activities.
The workshop was conducted in two sessions. The Medical Instructor [Mr. Inayat Khan] from Rescue 1122 taught and demonstrated in the morning session and the Fire Instructor [Muhammad Rafique] addressed in the afternoon session. Both the instructors practically demonstrated on how to deal with different medical emergencies. The workshop was attendedby students, faculty and administrative staff of the university.
In the afternoon session, Mr. Muhammad Emraan (District Emergency Officer, Rescue 1122 Swat) briefed the audience on the activities of the Rescue 1122 in district Swat.
At the end of the training session, the Honorable Chief Guest, Mr. Zahid ullah [Registrar, University of Swat] addressed the audience for his concluding remarks and distributed certificates and shields among student participants and trainers. He thanked Rescue 1122 for their support that made this event possible. He mentioned and praised the efforts of the whole team of the Society for Disaster Management & Health Affairs. He urged that co-curricular activities supplement the curricular activities, they are like partners, undertaken side by side and thus frequently needed to be arranged and attended. He encouraged the students to recognize the value of these activities as part of their development. The workshop ended with the vote of thanks from Mr. Hamid ur Rahman [Organizer, Society for Disaster Management & Health Affairs].