The Federal Transport Authority, in collaboration with the Addis Ababa Health Bureau Medical Services Emergency Team, has provided first-class training to more than 900 candidate and class trainers on first aid.
During the training, participants were provided with video and written information on what to do before the victim arrives at the health facility in the event of various emergencies such as shortness of breath, bleeding, burns, car accidents and other accidents.
According to Yohannes Arega, head of the Driver Licensing Capacity Building Team at the Federal Transport Authority’s Driver Certification Directorate, the training is aimed at saving the lives of many people due to lack of first aid. He explained that it was intended.
Addis Ababa Health Bureau Medical Service Emergency Team Community Health Specialist, Motti Dejene, on his part said that the training was given to the driver trainers. He added that the benefits are not insignificant and that the provision of first aid will help prevent further complications beyond the injury.
Participants expressed their views and said that the initial medical training will play an important role in reducing the number of traffic accidents and that it would be useful for the trainees to be given a subject in the future as well as ethical training.