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The ninth first aid training was offered to the Grab taxi drivers on 27 December 2017 at the Thanapoom Tower on Petchaburi Road, Bangkok. The six-hour standard basic first aid training was conducted to provide technical support from the facilitation team of the First Aid Training Center, Thai Red Cross Head Quarter.

Eleven Grab taxi drivers (all males) participated in the training.  There were six key topics focusing on both technical and practical aspects of the standard basic first aid, including: basic first aid procedures; bandaging of hands, feet, and head; use of arm sling; treatments of wounds, choking, stroke, and heart diseases; cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); and referral and transportation to hospitals. The training was facilitated by four first aid instructors/specialists from the First Aid Training Center, Thai Red Cross Head Quarter.  All the participants received certificates after completion of the training course.

In 2017, there were ten training courses organized by Grab Thailand. In total, there were 216 Grab drivers participating in the training courses.

Additionally, in 2018, Grab Thailand is planning to organize about 4 basic first aid training courses (one training per quarter) with the technical support from the Thai Red Cross (Training Centre for First Aid and Health Care) and the IFRC CCST Bangkok.  For further information, please contact Mr. Worawat Thiensuwan, Grab Thailand Coordinator at worawat.th@grabtaxi.com and Dr. Pornsak Khortwong, IFRC Health Officer at pornsak.khortwong@ifrc.org.

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