The State level inauguration of ‘BeFirst, To Aid and Save Lives,’ an awareness initiative of Aster Hospitals, Kerala this time across all the Panchayats in the state was officially launched by M. B Rajesh, Minister for Local Self Government, Kerala. Through this initiative, common people in all the 941 panchayats in the state get training on various aspects of medical emergencies. The objective of this initiative is to sensitize and enable people to recognize and respond to medical emergency situations accurately at the right time.
BeFirst campaign aims to reduce pre-hospital death in case of medical emergencies. Under this initiative, Aster Hospitals collaborate with institutions to train people on various aspects of medical emergencies and how to handle them like a pro. The specialized doctors from Aster Hospitals conduct workshops on first aid, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support to equip one to handle medical emergencies.