C-Care Accredited by the American Health and Safety Institute as a First Aid Training Center

C-Care Accredited by the American Health and Safety Institute as a First Aid Training Center

C-Care IHK, a distinguished medical institution recognized for its commitment to healthcare innovation, today announced its accreditation from the American Health and Safety Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides training skills to first responders on appropriate first aid responses and actions. .

The endorsement was announced by Dr. Miriam Mutero Musinga, CEO of C-Care IHK Hospital.

Dr Musinga said: “We are excited to join the American Institute for Health and Safety to expand our first aid response services as an accredited training center for Basic and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training here at the Hospital. C Care IHK. “

He added: “Our goal is to increase awareness and accessibility to the skills needed to ensure more people are prepared to handle emergencies confidently and effectively.”

During the ceremony, 30 boda boda riders and house managers received certificates, following a comprehensive safety skills training program on how to handle basic medical emergencies effectively. The two-day program was held at C Care IHK Hospital in Kampala from May 22 to 23, 2024, where participants received first aid training.

Dr Peter Kavuma, Head of A&E and Director of HIS Training Centre, appreciated the efforts of all who attended and encouraged more people, especially clinical staff, to participate in these trainings to handle medical emergencies with ease.

He said, “I appreciate each and every one here who took time out of their schedules to attend this basic life skills training that can allow you, as a first responder, to save a life. I encourage all the people who usually arrive first at the scene of an accident to participate in this training to be able to save quality lives.”

Mr Opus Justin, Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Traffic Commander, who was the guest of honour, congratulated those who participated and encouraged them to come out and share their knowledge with others. He also appreciated the work C-Care IHK is doing to ensure that the country has first responders who are well-informed and know what to do in the event of a calamity.

Opus said: “I thank all the participants for taking a step to train themselves and be able to acquire this training in basic life skills. Thanks also to C-Care IHK for all the effort they have put into bringing these skills to the people who are often the first to care for accident victims.”

During the certificate ceremony, one of the beneficiaries, Caroline Lotud, expressed her gratitude to C-Care for the invaluable opportunity. “I thank C-Care for equipping us with skills to save lives, improve safety and positively impact our workplaces. I am sure that this training will be invaluable in our lives,” she commented.

This is the second cohort of the training. The first was held last year and involved teachers and Ugandan police officers in similar training. This training is carried out as part of C-Care Uganda’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, through which they support communities to create positive changes for people.