Through the first aid sessions conducted at various branches of Manipal, Rainbow, Continental Hospitals more than 1200 of our staff were able to learn how to respond to emergency situations, which will help them care for children and adults in crisis, as they wait for medical professionals to arrive.
These first aid sessions are designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, allowing the staff to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions without panicking. The program prepared our staff to deal with common injuries, such as cuts, burns, bites, stings and head injuries.
We conduct regular mock fire drills and briefing sessions to create awareness of fire fighting techniques and the ways to respond swiftly in times of such an emergency situation. These sessions have educated our staff in the improvised methods of rescue and evacuation as well as enabled them to operate fire extinguishers safely in case of a fire emergency.
An in-house ERT (Emergency response Team) with designated roles has been created to assist in an emergency.
At KLAY, we are striving to become more effective participants in prevention and intervention of efforts designed to reduce child abuse.
We have joined hands with Enfold to help us create awareness and also to train our teachers, caregivers, security guards, drivers, cooks and all the corporate staff on the sensitivity of child abuse. Training sessions were conducted by Enfold, pan India with 2000 active KLAY participants. Some important features of this comprehensive training included the information on procedures of child friendly mechanisms for reporting the issue, recording of evidence, investigating and speedy trial of offences through designated special courts.
With children out of school, physical distancing as the new norm, and children’s rights under threat, the new world order has “turned back the clock” on years of progress made on children’s well-being. However, it’s not all bad. As a human race, we’ve been built to adapt: we’ve seen a tipping point in technology-enabled education and the promise of a new education policy in our country.