PATNA: Hundreds of traffic cops deployed in Patna to regulate traffic will be given basic training in medical treatment so that they could provide first aids to the victims of road accidents and save their lives.
Their training will begin next month at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, an autonomous organization on the pattern of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Authorities said the cops manning the traffic posts would be trained in how to provide first aids to the road accident victims bleeding profusely or having fractured their legs/limbs before rushing them to the hospitals.
They would also be imparted training in how to give them artificial breathing if someone turns unconscious after the accidents.
The training will go in batches with each batch containing 100 cops. Each cop will be given training for at least a week.
“The survival chances of accident victims increase if they are given first aid treatment on time. So we decided to provide training to cops in medical aids,” Patna district magistrate Kumar Ravi told the media on Wednesday.
An average 50 cases of road accidents take place in Patna every day while they claim around 7,000 lives every year in Bihar.