13 Feb '11, 10pm

Red Cross subsidises CPR Training

We refer to the letter "Make CPR courses cheaper" from Mr David Kwok Ng Kan (Feb 8). The Singapore Red Cross believes that teaching basic first-aid skills to individuals and communities is the right way to protect them, for when faced with a road accident or a heart attack, the ability to act quickly and appropriately is crucial. Like Mr Kwok, we too advocate the importance of making first aid available to all and not only to those who can afford it. The Singapore Red Cross provides first aid training and coverage as part of our mission to respond to emergencies and to protect human life. Over the past five years, we have conducted 300 free first aid awareness talks and demonstrations in schools, community centres and companies, which have benefited more than 20,000 people. Our employees and volunteers provide free first aid coverage at 300 national and community events an...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110214-0000106/Red-C...

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