KUALA LUMPUR: Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC) recently held a first aid programme with Tanma Association as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

Founded in 2010, Tanma Association comes under Tenaganita, a Malaysian human rights organisation. It is a cooperative run by and for refugee women from Myanmar where they are provided with shelter, care, education and opportunities to develop new skills needed to survive.

PCMC chief executive officer Chong Yee Mun said: “We recognise the importance of giving back to the community and are able to identify ways in which we could utilise its resources to help empower these women.”

The event was attended by 30 participants which kicked off with brunch. Then, the centre’s medical officer Dr Shamani Thuraikannu gave informative talks on how to deal and handle the topics such as burn and scalding injuries; minor bleeds, sprain, and strains; basic life support and hygiene.

PCMC clinical nurse educator demonstrating to the participants on how to carry out CPR on an infant.

The participants then adjourned to the practical session where they were divided into groups as they rotated between five stations. Each station had its respective clinical nurse who demonstrated the step-by-step action to take in scenarios such as adult choking; adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); child CPR; infant CPR; and bandaging.

“We believe the skills gained from the first aid programme would be imperative to these women’s lives in the future,” added Chong.

For more information, contact PCMC Corporate Affairs and Communications manager Rosnah Mohamed Tahir at 016-6833946 or email to rosnah.tahir@princecourt.com.