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Posted at: Jul 11, 2018, 1:27 AM; last updated: Jul 11, 2018, 1:27 AM (IST)

Baramulla doctor becomes master trainer in first aid

Baramulla doctor becomes master trainer in first aid
Dr Itinder Pal gives first aid training to colleagues. tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, July 10

Having trained over 15,000 people from different departments and schools across the state in providing first aid, a dental surgeon from north Kashmir, has become a national master trainer in first aid with the Indian Red Cross Society.

Being associated with J&K Red Cross since 2008 as a senior humanitarian medical professional, Dr Itinder Pal Singh Bali, has been selected as the national master trainer in first aid with the Indian Red Cross Society at the national headquarters in New Delhi. Here, he will be sharing the responsibility of grooming trainers in first aid across India.

Dr Itinder is elated at being given the opportunity to train people for situations like natural disasters and other calamities.He has been giving training for the past 10 years in the state.

“One of my core strengths is having the capability to work in most difficult situations and locations with different people”, Itinderpal said, who worked as a first medical responder during Kashmir earthquake in 2005. Itinder, who hails from Baramulla district in north Kashmir, has also worked as a medical respondent during 2009 Bihar foods, 2014 Kashmnir floods and the Nepal earthquake in 2015.

Dr Itinder, who was bestowed the Nirmala Deshpande Award for excellent work done during the Kashmir earthquake 2005, says the experience gained while working in difficult situations in Kashmir has come in handy while grooming trainers.


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