SJAM introduces affordable first aid kit

KUALA LUMPUR: St John Ambulance of Malaysia (SJAM) yesterday introduced an affordable first aid kit for households to use in an emergency.

According to its national staff officer (Business Development) Yong Lam Lee, the set sold at RM68 each is made of 100 per cent high quality plastic and contains an array of first aid items.

“The kit is also durable and will not break even if stepped on by a medium built man and 10 times lighter than the ordinary first aid kit, which makes it convenient to bring everywhere including picnics or kept in the car,” he said in an interview with Bernama at Wisma Bernama here yesterday.

Meanwhile, SJAM national chief staff Officer V. Mohanadasan who was also present said there was still a lack of awareness among the public on the need to have an emergency kit at home.

“Many people still do not know the proper way to administer first aid including CPR, which is crucial because when an individual’s heart stop beating, he must receive aid in the first three minutes to prevent brain death due to lack of oxygen,” he said.

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