First aid training programme for schools in Oman launched

Oman Saturday 15/September/2018 19:36 PM
By: Times News Service
First aid training programme for schools in Oman launched

Muscat: In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the PDO, the Ministry of Education (MoE) launched a first aid training programme for schools.
The events took place at the Ministry of Education headquarters, under the auspices of Dr. Ali bin Talib Al Hinai, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Planning Affairs. Dr. Hamoud Al Harthi, Undersecretary of MoE for Education and Curriculum, and Abdul-Amir Al Ajmi, PDO External Affairs and Value Creation Director, attended the event alongside senior officials from all parties.
The launch ceremony began with the Ministry of Education’s speech delivered by Ali Al Dhahli, Director General of the Directorate-General Directorate of Educational Programmes at the Ministry and the Chairman of the Joint Committee for the implementation of the provisions of the First Aid Training Agreement.
In the speech, he clarified that “the programme aims to train students, teachers, school health nurses and staff of educational and health directorates in all governorates through contracting with the Medical Conference Centre (MTC) to train 2,500 trainees: 1,500 teachers, students and district directorates in the educational governorates, and the number of the health directorates’ staff in the governorates.
The training will last for three years from 2018 to 2020, according to an approved timetable. Some 1,150 first aid kits will be provided to the schools as well.”
Safe environment
Engineer Abdul-Amir Al Ajmi, Executive Director of External Affairs and Value Creation at PDO, said, “The company’s support for the first aid programme comes in the context of its endeavour to create a safe environment for citizens to practice various social and educational activities. This is not possible through the provision of physical facilities alone, but also through the installation of a culture of health and safety in the human first. This is best accomplished through the school environment; it is primarily an educational environment, but is also a large community of students, teachers, administrators, nurses and others.”
He also said that this programme will include the training of 300 teachers and nurses in Basic Life Support and will receive a certificate from the American Heart Association. These trainees are supposed to become trainers in their different schools.
At the end of the ceremony, Al Harthi presented a commemorative gift to the sponsor of the event. The patron of the event and the attendees also visited the workshop accompanying the implementation of this training programme for the employees of the Ministry of Education.