Safety comes first

Alliance News 2011-12-01 05:16:28

During November 23-26, a First Aid Camp was held at Government Polytechnic, Mayem, Bicholim, which was organised by the Mines Safety and Productivity Council of Goa ,Sindhudurg and Kolhapur, which was inaugurated by Mr Ambar Timblo, Managing Director of Fomento Resources. Mr.Christopher Parag, EMRI, Mr. Sarvesh Timblo, Mr. Rajiv Kumar and Mr. Deepak Murthy were also present at the inaugural function. Fomento Resources also played host to this 40th Annual Mines safety camp.

Safety is paramount, and it always comes first. The camp was to ensure that the workers in mines are aware and trained to take actions initially in case of any injuries. A total of 138 candidates attended the course from all over Goa, Sindhudurg and Kolhapur. The Red Cross Society of Goa and St. John’s Ambulance Association conducted work rehearsals. Dr.Suvarna Fonseca-e-Antao and her team conducted the course along with eminent personalities from within the mining industry.

On the concluding day function Dr.Deep Bhandare, Chairman of Indian Medical Association, Disaster Management Cell of Goa was the chief guest, while Mr. S. K. Das, Deputy Director of Mines Safety of Goa Region was the special Invitee. Dr. Bhandare in his speech appreciated the efforts undertaken by Mines Safety and Productivity Council to organize such a important camp. He urged the organizers to conduct refresher training camps for the same candidates in future.

Mr. S. K. Das, Deputy Director of Mines Safety, informed the gathering that he has travelled and worked in various parts of India, and he found that Goa is the only state where such events are organized by Mining Industry through its Council,which itself is a remarkable achievement.

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