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186 schools to benefit from DHA campaign

Dubai, May 5, 2013

186 schools will benefit from a Dubai Health Authority (DHA) campaign to provide schools in the emirate with training on the latest techniques in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The event is being held in partnership with Dubai Education Zone and Leader Healthcare.

The 156 private and 30 government schools will also receive free pocket CPR machines after they undergo training, a statement from DHA said.

The campaign was inaugurated at Al Salam Girls School in Al Barsha in presence of Essa Al Maidoor, DHA director-general; and Dr Ahmad Eid Al Mansouri, the director general of Dubai Education Zone.

“This is a continuation of the ongoing school health and safety programs implemented by the DHA,” Al Maidoor said. “Last year, we provided training to 200 healthcare professionals working across schools in Dubai on handling emergencies. We are pleased that we have taken this initiative forward and are now providing them with pocket CPR machines which will assist them in administering the right care during emergency situations.”

The pocket CPR machines will be sponsored by Leader Healthcare. The machine guides healthcare providers who are administering CPR on the right method of resuscitation, the statement said.

Dr Ramadan Ibrahim, director of DHA Health Regulation, said: “This programme is part of our regulatory policies for schools which emphasises on the need to ensure a safe environment for students. Our aim is to ensure that all school healthcare professionals are well trained to tackle emergency situations that can arise at schools. It is part of our strategy to provide the latest health and safety training programs to them on a regular basis.”

“This is the first time we are providing pocket CPR machines across schools,” said Amal Al Mehrezi, head of school health unit, DHA. “Given the compact size of the machines, it is very convenient and enhances the efficiency of providing CPR. For example, the machine will guide the person performing CPR about the need to increase or decrease the pressure and/or pace of performance.” – TradeArabia News Service




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