The National Complementary and Alternative Medical Association (NACAMA), an NGO, has tasked schools to impart adequate first aid knowledge to students.
The National President of NACAMA, Prof. Peter Katchy, made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in commemoration of the the World First Aid Day, on Sunday in Enugu.
NAN reports that World First Aid Day is being celebrated on every second Saturday of September.
The Day is celebrated to encourage first aid training for all and create awareness about the importance of first aid required during health and accident emergencies.
The theme for this year is: “Be a First Aid Hero at School and in Your Community.”
Katchy urged ministries of health and education at federal and state levels to ensure that first aid knowledge was made part of the curriculum to provide critical help during health emergencies.