Health Minister Jamil Jabak speaks at the launch of road safety NGO Roads for Life's "Stop the Bleed" training program. (The Daily Star/Health Ministry, HO)
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The Health and Interior ministries Wednesday launched a training program to prevent bloodshed on Lebanon's roads, which saw 195 deaths and more than 2000 injuries in the first five months of 2019 .Its stated aim is to increase victims' chances of survival by providing training on the best post-trauma care techniques, with a special focus on the first hour after an accident, known as "The Golden Hour of Trauma".Interior Minister Raya El Hassan, who also attended the launch event, described the program as a great achievement allowing the general public to pursue training courses on first aid techniques so that "anyone can be a savior".Nevertheless, she stressed that reducing accidents was not possible without the implementation of the Road Safety Law, Law 243, which was passed in 2012 .
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