24th May 11:52 PM
Market vendors safer after first aid training
By Lena Reece
Sunday 10/09/2017
World First Aid Day celebrated with the training of market vendors at Lovu Hart in Lautoka

Markets around the country are now safer as there are market vendors who have been trained in first aid.

As Fiji Red Cross marks the World First Aid Day at Lovu Hart in Lautoka today, Fiji Red Cross Director General, Filipe Nainoca says Fiji now has those that serve the people in our local markets trained to conduct first aid, CPR, to treat injuries to know what to do when someone has an epileptic fit.

He adds that this knowledge and skill has enabled us to have safer markets and he has also emphasized the importance of knowing first aid.

Nainoca urged parents present at the celebration of World First Aid Day to under take First Aid training to help those who have been injured in their own homes.

He says that this will enable children to learn, understand and know what to do and are able to help their friends when they are hurt.  

Over the last year the Fiji Red Cross in partnership with UN Women has trained market vendors in Latuoka, Nadi, Rakiraki and Suva in First Aid and they continue to conduct training in markets and communities around the country. 

Pacific Specialist Healthcare
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