First Aid Council of India Chairman Dr. Shabab Alam, who was invited as the chief guest at the European University’s convocation, was honored with a doctorate degree in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Dr. Shabab Alam thanked the organizers for this honor and said that the honor received by him is the recognition of all his efforts made in this field since the beginning of the First Aid course.
Returning from Colombo, Dr. Shabab Alam said that Sri Lanka has tied up with the First Aid Council of India to make first aid universally accessible, under which all types of courses related to first aid will be conducted there under the guidance of the council.
On being honored in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shabab Alam is receiving continuous congratulations from all the people associated with the education world, as well as from his city Muzaffarnagar. He informed that the First Aid Council has largely overcome the shortage of trained medical professionals in the rural areas of India. First aid is a course that is needed everywhere, because the number of hospitals in the country is less and their distance from rural areas is also more. In such a situation, if first aid is given before the patient is taken to the hospital, then the chances of saving his life increase considerably. The latest example of this is the deaths due to cardiac arrest at present. In such cases, 90 percent of patients can be saved by giving first aid. According to statistics, every year more than one crore people lose their lives in the country just because they do not get first aid on time. Whereas two million people die just because of excessive bleeding.