Expert doctors from Kolkilaben Dhirubhai Ambani will conduct the training.
MUMBAI: The Andheri Regional Transport Office (RTO) with the help of a non-government organisation (NGO) is organising a training programme for auto-rickshaw drivers to save the lives of the passengers within the golden hour after the mishap on Saturday. 60 auto drivers will be trained by the expert doctor trainers from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital at Andheri RTO.
The idea of providing the training to the drivers was mooted by the former RTO officer and vice president of WORSPA (Welfare Organisation for Road Safety & Prevention of Accidents), NGO, KT Golani, who wanted to save the lives of the passengers during the golden our of the passengers.
Speaking with The Asian Age, Golani said, "To organise the training programme, we have approached Mumbai Rickshaw Men Union to provide drivers from their union for training programme."
He said that two types of the training will be given to the drivers. After the accident, how to stop the blood from flowing from injuries of the accident victim. If the driver comes across with a passenger getting a heart attack, he should save the passengers. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training will be given to passengers so that to save lives passengers on the road during the golden hour.
It is to be noted the Maharashtra is the third state among other states of the country to witness largest number of road accidents, fatalities and injuries on the roads.
The WORSPA had held similar training programme in January 2018 with help of Wockhardt Hospital (Mumbai Central) for the drivers as well as passengers at