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January 19, 2013

Women should know first aid, says Rosmah

KUALA LUMPUR: Women in the country should be knowledgeable about first aid and learn techniques such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), said the Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

She said having such skills would enable them to save their family members' lives in case of an emergency.

"By learning CPR, women will know how to save their husbands lives in a life-threatening situation or their children especially if they are choking while drinking milk.

"They can apply the technique while waiting for medical personnel or the ambulance to arrive," she said when launching a Felda aerobics programme which was participated by more than 1,000 people here today.

At the event, she simultaneously launched the Felda Women's Association (Wada).

She added that men, particularly husbands, should do likewise.

Rosmah, who is also Wada patron, acknowledged that women played a very important role besides being a pillar of strength in the family institution.

She also said it was necessary for women to take up aerobics because of the phases and physical changes they had to go through in life.

"Exercising can enhance health physically, psychologically and emotionally, hence women, from adolescence to becoming a mother and as a senior citizen, have to constantly maintain their health in order to be able to go through the phases," she said.

Rosmah suggested that exercising as a family would be more enjoyable and that doing the activity together could also strengthen the family relationship. -- BERNAMA