First aid training courses launched for caregivers of elderly, stroke, diabetic patients

The Singapore Red Cross on Saturday launched first aid training courses for caregivers of the elderly, stroke and diabetic patients. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE RED CROSS
The Singapore Red Cross on Saturday launched first aid training courses for caregivers of the elderly, stroke and diabetic patients. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE RED CROSS
(From left) Vice Chairman of Singapore Red Cross (SCR) Axel Chan, Secretary General of SRC Benjamin Jeyaraj William and member of parliament and deputy chairman for the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health Fatim
(From left) Vice Chairman of Singapore Red Cross (SCR) Axel Chan, Secretary General of SRC Benjamin Jeyaraj William and member of parliament and deputy chairman for the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health Fatimah Lateef at the SRC launch of first aid training courses for caregivers of the elderly, stroke and diabetic patients. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE RED CROSS

The Singapore Red Cross on Saturday launched first aid training courses for caregivers of the elderly, stroke and diabetic patients.

The six-hour courses will be available monthly, and will cost $10 per trainee, down from the original $80. The Agency for Integrated Care is subsidising the fees, and lessons will be held at the Singapore Red Cross Academy.

At the launch, which was held in conjunction with World First Aid Day, member of parliament and deputy chairman for the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health Fatimah Lateef said: "The launch of the targeted first aid programmes for the vulnerable groups of persons will definitely benefit families of those with a background history of chronic illnesses... They can make a difference if they know what to do in an emergency."

For more information, visit http://www.redcross.org.sg/.