Gangtok: December, 11, 2011
With more and more of adventure sports coming in Sikkim, one may raise a concern about the safety of the adventure lovers. ‘Safe flight’ being a primary motto of Sikkim Paragliding Association (SPA), it has taken a conscious step forward to provide with all the safety measures for their clients.
In the move of providing safety, 5 members and pilots of SPA were provided with basic training on first aid on 7th December 2011 at STNM Hospital by Dr. Dewan, Senior Doctor and Orthopedic Surgeon of STNM Hospital. The members were briefed about the immediate measures to be taken in case of any casualties during the flight.
The basic techniques included airway management, breathing, transportation of injured ones, immediate measures in case of bleeding etc.
CP Pradhan General Secretary SPA added that each pilots and members must be trained to deal with the unexpected and contingency plans for emergencies prior to the flight. Each of them will be trained to offer basic care with any minor health issues informed a press release issued by the association.
On the other hand Nima Tamang landed up in 5th position in the 1st Mizoram Paragliding Festival and Accuracy Spot Landing competition -2011 which took place on 28th-30th November 2011, organized by Mizoram Tourism Department and 3Dimension Adventures.
Two pilots from Sikkim had participated in the event.