One evening I went to have dinner at a restaurant near my house located in ECR road. Just a small distance away from the restaurant, I saw a crowd. A Swiggy delivery boy and a couple met with an accident. When I reach there the ambulance had already been called, the Swiggy boy was already taken to the hospital. Coming to the couple, the young man looked okay, but his partner, a young lady seemed to be in pain and was bleeding. There were about 4 to 5 cops present there. It was complete chaos. I was standing behind them watching the whole thing. I wanted to help them. But I was nervous, shy, hesitant, I was thinking, what will the people think? What will the victims think? What will the cops say if I tried to help. But, deep down, I knew my responsibility. I finally decided that it was time I act rather than just stand there and think. Thankfully, my house was just a few kilometers away. I rushed to my room, put on my first responders’ jacket, took my first-aid kit and came back to the spot.
I showed them my VoICE ID card and told them that I’m a certified first responder. They accepted my request to help the couple. Fortunately, the girl only had a few minor wounds one on the head. And some swelling in her leg.
I cleaned her wounds and dressed it. The girl’s partner looked fine. When I asked him if he was fine, he said he is okay. But I noticed that he too had wounds in so many places. On his knee, leg, hand, hip, his hands, shoulder, thank god, he had on his helmet. I cleaned his wounds with cotton & antiseptic. I had done the dressing for both of them, I gave him a cold compress pack, as I suspected there was a small fracture in his hand.
If it happened a year before I might have been one amongst the crowd of onlookers. But, this First-aid training given by Alert NGO helped me stand out from the rest of the crowd as a first responder. Thank you team Alert.