02 August 2018 - RPS Partnership
Four Medical Trainers from RPS Partnership travelled to Indonesia last month, specifically to Bali and Gili Trawangan island, where they successfully trained 96 medical first responders - all volunteers who work within the tourist industry.
Although this medical training was long overdue for the people who work in these populous tourist resorts; it was certainly delivered just in time, as some of the participants would soon be putting their newly acquired skills to the test, helping out with the casualties from the earthquake that took place on Lombok Island this week.
Sadly 17 people were killed, and a further 700 trekkers were trapped on Rinjani; but due to the hard work of the evacuation team, made up of 184 people (military, police, medical personal, and volunteers) they were all able to make it off the mountain. More than 150 people were injured; many by the collapsing buildings.
It gives our team here at RPS Partnership immense pride when we received e mails from the participants on our courses who say they had the confidence and skills to be able to help these people.
Although we don't wish for people to have to use their medical skills, it is far better to be prepared and ready for any eventuality, than to sit back and do nothing.
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Photo: RPS Partnership on Gili Trawangan, Bali, Indonesia