In last June, Jin Bo, the associate editor of Tianya.cn, fainted and lost consciousness in subway line 6 because of overwork. Though a passenger who was a doctor took first-aid measures, Jin still didn’t wake up and lost his life. The accidents raised up public’s attention to the first aid equipment in public areas.
Doctors said that the best time for first-aid is the 5 minutes right after the accidents. For people whose heart stops beating, they must use automated external defibrillator (AED) if cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) does not work. According to the investigation, the station where Jin Bo fainted did not have the AED machine.
Recently, Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning published a catalogue of first-aid equipment and medicines in public areas. The commission also regulated that public areas, including cinemas, theaters, airports, railway stations, schools and scenic spots, should have complete first-aid system, which includes three levels, fundamental first-aid equipment and medicines that can be operated by ordinary people, professional first-aid equipment and medicines operated by medical practitioners, and other first-aid equipment and medicines for serious emergencies.
People who are trained are assigned to use, maintain and manage these equipment in the right way by the commission.
Now there are more than 100 emergency first-aid volunteer stations in Beijing with professional equipment and trained volunteers set up by Beijing municipal government.