Frequently Asked Questions

Q1

Why would I learn First Aid? We can always call doctor in an emergency?

Emergency comes unexpected. In an emergency like Cardiac arrest, you may only have few minutes to save a victim. It may not be wrong to say that “Every second counts” in this life threatening emergency. Only the prompt response aided by life saving techniques such as CPR & AED can only save the victim’s life. We all know the condition of Emergency Response system in India where ambulance may take more than 10-15 minutes to reach to your location. So it is better to follow a proactive approach to get yourself trained in these life saving techniques. Moreover we feel helpless when someone gets sick or seriously injured, first aid can give you the peace of mind to handle the situation confidently.

Q2

Does this training meet compliance requirements for First aid training at workplace?

Yes, our medical doctors who are trained & certified by American Heart Association will provide the first aid trainings which will meet the requirements of qualified doctor to provide the first aid trainings.

Q3

Is there any act especially dedicated to First aid requirements in factories?

According to Section 45 (First Aid Appliances)  in Factories Act, 1948 :

  • There shall in every factory be provided and maintained so as to be readily accessible during all working hours first-aid boxes or cupboards equipped with the prescribed contents, and the number of such boxes or cupboards to be provided and maintained shall not be less than one for every one hundred and fifty workers ordinarily employed 1[at any one time] in the factory.
  • Nothing except the prescribed contents shall be kept in a first-aid box or cupboard.
  • Each first-aid box or cupboard shall be kept in the charge of a separate responsible person 3[who holds a certificate in first-aid treatment recognised by the State Government] and who shall always be readily available during the working hours of the factory.]
  • In every factory wherein more than five hundred workers are 5[ordinarily employed] there shall be provided and maintained an ambulance room of the prescribed size, containing the prescribed equipment and in the charge of such medical and nursing staff as may be prescribed 6[and those facilities shall always be made readily available during the working hours of the factory.
Q4

Can hospital or doctor refuse to treat the seriously injured victims?

Supreme Court of India has given the following judgement wherein victim’s life has been given the priority. As per the Appeal (civil ) 919 of 2007 dated 23.02.2007, the Supreme Court has ruled that ‘all injured persons especially in case of the road traffic accidents, assault etc. when brought to a hospital / medical centre , have to be offered first aid, stabilized and shifted to a higher centre /government centre if required. It is only after this that the hospital can demand payment or complete police formalities. In case you a bystander and wish to help someone in an accident, please go ahead and do so. Your responsibility ends as soon as you leave the person at the hospital’. The hospital bears the responsibility of informing the police, first aids etc.