China launches campaign to promote first aid training in schools
A primary student learns first aid skills under the guidance of a volunteer from a local Red Cross society in Handan, Hebei province, on Thursday. [Photo by Hao Qunying/for China Daily]
China's Ministry of Education has launched a campaign to boost first aid knowledge and training among school-age adolescents.
The campaign will be initially piloted in 150 senior high schools and universities, focusing on disseminating knowledge of campus first aid, equipping schools with first aid facilities and conducting first aid training, stated a directive issued by the ministry.
The campaign also aims to improve medical response to common injuries such as choking, bleeding injuries, joint fracture and sprain, as well as emergencies such as drowning, burns, heatstroke and natural disasters, the directive added.