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Trauma first aid services launched on Dhaka-Aricha highway


Tuesday 22 August, 2017 08:16:32 pm

Trauma first aid services launched on Dhaka-Aricha highway

Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB) – A new service ‘Trauma First Aid Services’ was launched on 20km of the Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Manikganj on Tuesday.


Bangladesh does not currently have a national emergency response system, and TraumaLink is the first organization in the country to provide trauma first aid services on the highways.


Its service model utilizes an emergency hotline number, a 24/7 call center, and volunteer first responders recruited from the local community who are trained in basic trauma first aid and provided with necessary medical equipment like stretchers and bandages, said a press release.


Deputy Secretary (Local Government) Md. Abdul Matin, renowned columnist and journalist Syed Abul Maksud, Dr Uttam Kumar Sarkar and Officer in Charge, Golra Highway Thana, Manikganj Md Habibur Rahman including TraumaLink volunteer first responders attended the event organized by TraumaLink.


TraumaLink’s Director of Operations Esha Chowdhury said, “We aim to expand our operation to the most dangerous highways of Bangladesh so that we are able to provide more service to people in need.”


She made a presentation on TraumaLink’s training and workshop activities which they have conducted in the last two three months and recruited 90 volunteers.


Till today TraumaLink has been operating in 19 km stretch in Daudkandi, Dhaka Chittagong Highway, and have attended to 315 incidents and provided service to around 500 people.


From today onward TraumaLink’s total coverage shall be 40 km in total- 20 km on Dhaka Aricha Highway and 20 km on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway. Soon they will reach another 15 km in Chandina area.