NRCS launches First Aid mobile app

NRCS launches First Aid mobile app

Dibya Raj Poudel

Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) this week released a mobile application (app) ‘Prathamik Upachar’ in presence of famous artist duo Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya. This simple and free first aid related app will help Nepalese language speakers living across the world to access necessary information in emergency situations and help in saving lives.

The app was released envisioning to spread the knowledge and skills of first aid, and support for preparedness. The app features videos, information bank, interactive examinations and simple steps, and is open on both Android and iOs.  

''The app is primarily a resource for emergency situations. You can look up what to do if someone around you is in trouble like bleeding, fracture and chocking. It guides to follow a list of steps to determine how best to manage the situation and save someone's life.” Secretary General of NRCS Dev Ratna Dhakhwa told in launching programme chaired by NRCS Chairman Sanjeev Thapa.

The app also teaches common first aid procedures, offer quizzes testing user's knowledge and share information of Nepal Red Cross.

Speaking on the occasion, Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya commended the NRCS works in different disaster and emergency situations in Nepal and highlighted importance of adopting digital measures for dissemination of Knowledge and skill.

 “We are happy to support preparing this app,” said Leela.mulukutla, American Red Cross representative for Nepal.

This is an offline app, and one can use it without the internet once download on user's phone. There are also emergency numbers to contact, while user is abroad.