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The first-emergency aid and disaster prevention and control training centre under the city’s Red Cross made its debut on May 28 in Ho Chi Minh City.

It currently has 24 first-emergency aid and disaster prevention and control groups in 24 districts; 317 sub-groups in 317 wards, communes, villages and towns and 1,048 emergency aid stations throughout the city.

Also, there are 122 first-emergency aid stations along National Highway 1A and 4 teams able to provide first and emergency aid for waterway disasters.

The directorship of the centre is assumed by Doctor Le Quang Ninh, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City’s Red Cross.

The centre was established with an aim to minimise casualties and losses caused by accidents and natural disasters in the city.

For the past few years, the centre has provided 1,288 first and emergency aid training courses to pupils, students and workers and annual coaching to 100% of kindergartens of 24 districts.

Relief activities that the centre’s staffs have been involved in range from fire aid to different types of accidents and natural disasters such as storms, landslides.

Source: NLD

Translated by Hoang Anh