The main objective of the Indian Red Cross Society is to reduce sufferings and distress especially in the casualities of war and natural calamities irrespective of race, class, creed or political considerations.
Ernakulam district branch:-
The main objective of the Indian Red Cross Society is to reduce suffering and distress especially in the casualities of war and natural calamities irrespective of race, class, creed or political considerations.
The Ernakulam district branch was honoured by Indian Red Cross Society with the State level award for the best district branch of the year 2001.
Taluk branches and sub branches are active in all taluks with elected office bearers. They have taken up various programmes such as blood donation, medical camps, blindness eradication programmes, health education, awareness drive, accident prevention measures, pain & palliative care units etc.
Our office building was constructed at general hospital campus adjacent to Red Cross hall to facilitate easy accessibility to the members and the public. Services of an office manager and office assistants are being provided to deal with day to day office matters.
First aid course of St.John Ambulance (India) is being arranged regularly at Red Cross hall and industrial concerns. Senior Medical Officers are the lecturers. Audio visual aids are provided for demonstration. During the last ten years thousands of persons were trained in the first aid course of st.john ambulance and prepared them to meet emergency situation in the community.
Junior Red Cross (JRC) is intended to inculcate leadership qualities and to build up love and service and international friendship among the younger generation. The first JRC unit was formed at government girls high school in 1954-55. Now there are more than 196 JRC units in schools with particular uniform and regular programmes. Orientation programme for counsellors (teachers) and the district level study circle (camp) for the JRC cadets are organized every year. JRC platoons of selected schools are participating in the parades of the republic day and indepence day celebrations organized at the district head quarters by the government. To encourage life saving action in accidents, Jeevan Raksha award is offered to the best JRC cadet who has done life saving service.
Youth Red Cross (YRC) was formed in the year 2000 in various colleges with district level committee. The objective of the YRC are to develop the personality of younger generation with leadership quality and positive attitude for community service and international friendship. YRC members in colleges are rendering yeomen services as red cross volunteers.
Disaster Mitigation Committee:
Well trained volunteers are available to help the victims in any calamities. In addition to this, 10 Volunteers are being trained at the taluk level.
District Health and Sanitation Committee: This Committee render health education in urban and rural areas especially, during the spreading of contagious diseases.