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872 People Benefit from QRCS Services in Al-Khor
March 5th, 2017 ― Doha: Over the past couple of months, Qatar Red Crescent's (QRCS) branch in Al-Khor held lectures and courses at schools, youth centers, and the branch, for the benefit of 872 people from Al-Khor, Al-Thakhira, and Al-Shamal region in general. March 5th, 2017 ― Doha: Over the past couple of months, Qatar Red Crescent's (QRCS) branch in Al-Khor held lectures and courses at schools, youth centers, and the branch, for the benefit of 872 people from Al-Khor, Al-Thakhira, and Al-Shamal region in general. In celebration of the National Sports Day, the branch held sports events to promote healthy lifestyles, in cooperation with Al-Khor Sports Club, Al-Khor Community Development Center, Qatar Guest Center, and Quodorat Development Center (women). Blood sugar and pressure tests were conducted for the attendance for free, and ambulance vehicles and medics were stationed for medical coverage at the venues of celebration, including Al-Khor Compound. Under the 'I Am a Paramedic' program for 2016-2017, a two-day first aid course was held for the students of Althukheera Girls School. A QRCS instructor trained the team in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and quick intervention in accidents like choking, bleeding, fracture, nosebleed, burns, eye injuries, epilepsy, asthma, and poisoning. This was part of their academic project later submitted to a scientific exhibit at Al-Tha'ayen Primary School for Girls, where the team was awarded the first ranking by the jury. Both the students and the jury thanked QRCS for its contribution to this success. The "Safe School" program was implemented at Al-Khor Primary School for Girls. The teachers received training in providing psychological support and first aid in case of earthquake. Then, all the school practiced the steps of emergency evacuation. Copies of the 'Prepared Child' brochure were distributed to the students. Over two days, a first aid course was held at Al-Khor Girls Center for 21 employees. The branch took part in the family entertainment festival held by Quodorat Development Center at Al-Tawasul Traditional Park, Al-Khor. Attracting wide public attendance, the event included informative lectures and entertainment activities for children. QRCS provided ambulance coverage, medical tests, and health awareness fliers.