Looking at the growing number of road accidents and loss of valuable lives thereby, the State Government has launched a programme ‘Rakshyak’ to train first respondents who will rescue accident victims and bring them to hospital instantly without making any delay for fear of police or any other factors.
On Wednesday, the training for the trainers (ToT) began in Sambalpur in this connection. Sambalpur district apart, participants from Subarnapur and Bargarh districts were also present on this occasion.
“Total 37 participants were imparted training, who in turn will train volunteers in their own places,” Sambalpur DIPRO FM Majhi informed.
The trainers will identify black spots in their respective areas and further train the local volunteers how to prevent accidents in those places. They will also make it a point to involve more people in the noble endeavour so that accidents could be averted, Majhi added. This training programme will continue till December 4 to cover the entire area. “Since the first one hour is very important and crucial for the accident victims, the locals and trainees will be trained on how to provide proper treatment including hospitalisation in the vital time,” the master trainers said. Senior officers from Police, Transport, Revenue and NGO activists were present