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A 32-year-old Person Krishna s/o Rajeev resident of Madhubani Dist. Bihar was recently reunited with his family members with the help of Indian Red Cross Society Region Jammu. He was noticed by DC Reasi Mr. Prasanna Ramaswamy on roadside. He was suffering from some Psychiatric problem besides having minor injury. Mr. Prasanna discussed about that person with Secretary Indian Red Cross society Jammu Region Mr.Dinesh Gupta and the person was admitted to Narayana Hospital Katra, where he got First Aid and later he was shifted to Psychiatric hospital Jammu. Indian Red Cross Society Jammu Region arranged an Attendant namely Raj Kumar to take care of him. A volunteer namely Raj Kumar remained with the patient and took care of him. HOD Psychiatry department, Dr. Jagdish Thappa helped the patient fully for his speedy recovery. His treatment took about 2 weeks and during his treatment a nurse namely Akhtar-Ul-Nisha took care of the patient. She kept on interacting with the patient and tried to know about his identity and after her tremendous efforts and with the help of Red Cross Society He was able to find his identity and finally he met with his family and his Psychiatric condition is better now and is ready to move to his home.

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A four day’s Training Programme for Employees of Kandhari Beverages Pvt. Ltd. Samba, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Jammu & Commercial vehicles drivers/ conductors commenced w.e.f. 20th Aug, 2018 concluded here today. All the trainee participants were taught about that in case of accidents and medical emergencies “WHAT TO DO & WHAT NOT TO DO” besides basic tit-Bits. Main focus was on the Time Management say they were explained “ HOW & WHY A STICH IN TIME SAVES NINE.” They were also motivated to observe the standard Traffic Rules & Regulations and to be a good citizen like.
The Training was imparted by the Sr. Consultant namely Dr. Rajinder Thappa, assisted by Smt. Kanchan Devi, Supervisor Pharmacist and Sh. Vijay Magotra, Social Activist. The exam was conducted by Dr. Rashmi Sharma, Medical Officer, Red Cross Dispensary, Jammu.
Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region briefed the participants about the functioning of Red Cross Society and how they can also be of big help to others during any medical emergencies/accidental victims and can save precious lives of others by applying the knowledge acquired during the Training. He also appealed them all to be associated with Red Cross and share the benefits of having the First-Aid Training Programme among their friends/relatives.

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In its continued efforts to train maximum members of public from different walks of life, the Indian Red Cross Society under the aegis of St. John Ambulance (India), NHQ, New Delhi have regularly been imparting First-Aid training all over the Country with the sole motto of minimizing the loss during any kind of medical emergencies. Mr. Dinesh Gupta, Honorary Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region informed that every year around 2000 new trainees are being added to the already trained work force in Jammu only and at National Level number of such trainees may be in thousands.
Today, the current batch of 30 Traffic Police Personnel who had undergone three days First-Aid training which commenced on 17th August, 2018 at Red Cross Bhawan, Jammu were awarded the Provisional Certificates (of having successfully completed the training) by Shri Avinash Rai Khanna, National Vice-Chairman of the IRCS, New Delhi in the presence of Sh. Joginder Singh, SSP(T) Jammu, Sh. Shakti Pathak, SSP(T) NH, Sh. Mushtaq Choudhary, SP(T) Rural, Sh. Vikram Gujral, Sh. Surinder Mahajan, Sh. S.C. Bali, Dr. Ranbhushan Singh, Dr. Rajinder Thappa, Committee Members & R. Vijay Mangotra, Social activist.

In his address Shri Khanna emphasized on the very importance of the First-Aid training and quoted personal as well as experiences of others who being a trained First-aider could be helpful in saving precious lives. He said that everyone should acquire the knowledge of First-Aid and if we have trained work force of First-Aider, the mortality rate will also substantially reduce. Shri Khanna also appreciated the exemplary role being played by the Regional Red Cross, Jammu for training more and more members of public representing different sections of society more particularly for imparting training to the traffic Police Personnel in front of whom daily accidents takes place and they can really be of a big help in saving precious lives.
The training was imparted by Dr.T.R.Raina, Ex Prof.& HOD, Deptt. Of Blood Transfusion, GMCH, Dr. Ranbhushan Singh, Sr. Anesthetic and Disaster Management Preparedness Expert, Dr.Vikrant Sharma, Senior Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Rajinder Thappa, Sr. Consultant, Dr. Samriti, BLS & Master Trainer, Smt. Kanchan Devi, Sup.Pharmacist and Miss Vironica Marwah, Field Officer.

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As a follow-up of Survey conducted by Red Cross Interns Ms.Kunika and Mr. Aushotosh Vashishta and based on the preliminary report submitted by them, a team of Red Crossers headed by Shri M.S.Rather, General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K State Branch accompanied by Shri Dinesh Gupta, Honorary Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region and Volunteers visited Migrants Camp at Talwara, District Reasi. They interacted personally with the children, women, youth and the elderly persons representing all sections/segments of the Society. Everyone present there expressed their common problems such as huge cracks developed in their shelters, no proper school building/proper dispensary building and facilities available to them. During interaction, it was observed by the Red Cross team that there were many children with one or the other medical problems for which a proper medical camp needs to be organised. They all were informed about various kinds of medical/educational schemes available for them also. They were informed that shortly with the help of District Administration, a medical camp with doctors of different specialities will be organised there and based on the final Survey Report of Red Cross Interns, other suitable steps in consultation with the local administration will be initiated soon. The Relief Items distributed among the campers were Taurplines, Blankets, sleeping mates (plastic), buckets and assorted clothes.

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A four days Training Programme especially designed for commercial vehicles drivers/ conductors commenced w.e.f. 6th Aug, 2018 to 9th Aug,2018 and concluded here today. All the trainee participants were taught about that in case of accidents and medical emergencies “WHAT TO DO & WHAT NOT TO DO” besides basic tit-Bits. Main focus was on time Management say they were explained HOW & WHY A STICH IN TIME SAVES NINE.” ” They were also motivated to observe the standard traffic Rules & Regulations and to be a good citizen like.

The training was imparted by the Sr. Consultant namely Dr. Rajinder Thappa assisted by Smt. Kanchan Devi, Supervisor Pharmacist. The exam was conducted by Dr. Shamim Akhtar Medical Officer, and Sh. Joginder Kumar, Pharmacist Red Cross Dispensary, Jammu.

Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region briefed the participants about the functioning of Red Cross Society and how they can also be of big help to the passengers during any medical emergencies/accidental victims and can save precious lives of others by applying the knowledge acquired during the Training. He also appealed them all to be associated with Red Cross and share the benefits of having the First-Aid Training Programme among their friends.

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160 Bn CRPF, FCI Camp Chatha organized a Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region, Blood Transfusion Department, Govt. Medical College, Jammu and J&K State Aids Control Society, Jammu on 31-7-2018 at Chatha, Jammu in which 25 officers/staff members donated Blood Voluntarily.
Sh. P.C. Jha, DIG and Sh. Surinder Kumar, CO inaugurated the camp and appreciated the efforts put in by IRCS, Jammu Region and Blood Transfusion Department, GMC, Jammu for organization of Blood Donation Camp successfully and assured in future also will arrange Blood Donation Camp for Saving the Precious Human Lives.
The Camp was organized under the supervision of Sh. Dinesh Gupta , Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region.
Prominent among those who were present on the occasion Smt. Mukesh Yadav, Deputy commandment, 160 Bn CRPF, FCI, Camp Chatha, Jammu

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A four days Training Programme commenced w.e.f. 27th July, 2018 to 31st July, 2018 and especially designed for commercial vehicles drivers/ conductors concluded here today. All the 18 trainee participants were taught about that in case of accidents and medical emergencies “WHATTO DO & WHAT NOT TO DO” besides basic tit-Bits. Main focus was on time Management say they were explained HOW & WHY A STICH IN TIME SAVES NINE.”” They were also motivated to observe the standard traffic Rules & Regulations and to be a good citizen like.

The training was imparted by the Sr. Consultants namely Dr. Ranbushan Singh and Dr. Rajinder Thappa assisted by Smt. Kanchan Devi, Supervisor Pharmacist. The exam was conducted by Dr. Kavita Nijhon, Medical Officer, Red Cross Dispensary, Jammu.

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Cross Society, Jammu Region briefed the participants about the functioning of Red Cross Society is and how they can also be of big help to the passengers during any medical emergencies and accidental victims and can save precious lives of others by applying the knowledge acquired during the Training. He also appealed them all to be associated with Red Cross and share the benefits of having the First-Aid Training Programme among their friends.

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To make more and more members of public aware about the basics of First- Aid, a three days training which began on 23rd July, 2018 for the families of Army personnel at Army Camp Lale-da-bagh, Jammu under the aegis of St. John Ambulance (India), Regional Centre concluded today on 25th July, 2018.
In addition, a Special Interactive session of half day for the serving Army Officers and JCO’s focusing on Immediate First Aid on Bullet and Splinter Injuries by the buddy’s was also held which was highly appreciated and it was resolved to go further to improve the Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) relating to bullet injuries in the forces.
The programme was conducted under the close supervision of Col. M. Sanjeev, SM, Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region and. Cap. Karan Sagar. The Army Officers said it is a very good initiative of the Indian Red Cross Society and offered their full support in such like activities for the benefit of the Army personnels as well as civilians.
Theoretical and practical demonstrations were imparted by the Sr. Consultants namely Dr. Ranbhushan Singh, Sr. Anesthetist , Dr. Rajinder Thappa, Sr. Consultant assisted by Smt. Kanchan Devi Sup. Pharmacist

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Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Organizes Blood Donation Camp

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation organized a Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region & Blood Transfusion Department, Govt. Medical College, Jammu on 21-7-2018 at HPCL LPG Plant Bari Brahmana, Jammu in which 27 officers/staff members donated Blood Voluntarily.

Shri Krishan Lal, Dy. General Manager, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Jammu inaugurated the camp. Sh. Krishan Lal appreciated the efforts put in by IRCS, Jammu Region and Blood Transfusion Department, GMC, Jammu for organization of Blood Donation Camp successfully and assured in future also will arrange Blood Donation Camp for Saving the Precious Human Lives.

The Camp was organized under the supervision of Sh. Dinesh Gupta , Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region.

Prominent among those who were present on the occasion Sh. Lokesh Kumar- Plant Manager, Sh. Farooq Husain- Chief Manager and Ms. Surabhi Jain- HR.

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To supplement health care facilities at the door step, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region in collaboration with All J&K Senior Citizen Welfare Council (SCWC) Jammu, Department of Ophthalmology Govt. Medical College, Jammu and ENT Department, SMGS Hospital, Jammu organized a Free Medical/Eye/ENT Checkup camp at Satwari Chatha , Jammu.

Prof. Nirmal Kamal, Former Chairperson of J&K Social Welfare Board inaugurated the Camps and appreciated the efforts of the organizers and collaborators.

Large number of Senior Citizen of in and around the area were examined by Eye/ENT team of Doctors and Para Medicos and 58 cases were identified for further examination at Eye and ENT Departments of GMCH, Jammu and SMGS Hospital, Jammu.

All those cases identified in yesterday’s camp were brought to GMC and SMGS Hospitals today and besides detailed examination were given free medicines and early dates for the free operation etc.

Dr. Bias Dev, Asstt. Prof Ortho in GMCH addressed all the Sr. Citizens especially and gave them very valuable tips to prevent backache and how best they can take care of their Ortho related daily problems.

Dr. Rajinder Thappa examined the Senior Citizens for their ailments and provided consultation.

K K Gandotra, Manjit Singh I/C President, ,Smt. Raj Sharma ,Sarla Kohli ,B.S.Soodan ,Dr Bhupinder Singh ,Gurdeep Singh ,Man Singh ,Sewa Singh ,S.N.Koul ,J.S.Mangal,Jagdish Raj and K.C.Gupta General Secretary of the council made all out efforts to look after the team of Doctors/others besides personally ensuring proper comfort of all the patients.

The camp was organized under the overall supervision of Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region.