Skill Development Program

First Responder

Sponsored by: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Background of Institute

National Institute of Public Health Training and Research (NIPHTR) was established in June 1957 under Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It is one of the pioneering Central Training Institutes (C.T.I.) conducting in-service training for medical and paramedical personnel in important health issues to enhance their knowledge and skills for better delivery of health care services to attain Universal health Coverage and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’S).

Launch of Skill Based Training Programme

NIPHTR develops its training activities keeping in pace with the changing scenario globally and at National level. As the directives of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, NIPHTR Mumbai has decided to conduct skill based training programmes including First responder course. The Skill based training courses are the training content developed for enhancing the specific skills of existing professionals or provide a platform for imparting skills to candidates.

Programme Overview

The Skill based training courses are developed for enhancing the specific skills of existing professionals and provide a platform for imparting skills to candidates with no formal qualification.

It is mandatory that the candidate must fulfill certain entry criteria to undertake the skill based training programme. The training and assessment will certify that the candidate is able to undertake specific set of activities. These must not be equated with the formal qualifications- diploma/ degrees which are awarded by the University.

First Responder is the first person on the incidence scene to recognize the emergency, activate an Emergency Medical Services system (EMS) and provide lifesaving first aid with minimal equipment until the Emergency Medical Services providers arrive.


  1. Recognize the seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for first aid;
  2. Administer appropriate first aid for life threatening injuries relative to airway, breathing and circulation and disability;
  3. Understand certain lifesaving emergencies and initiation of first responder care
  4. Successful transfer of the victim to medical care system
  5. Assist health care providers


Module-I - Introduction to First Responder programme.

Module-II Patient assessment

Module-III: Airway

Module-IV: Circulation

Module-V: Illness & Injury

Module - VI: EMS Operation


In-house expert faculty from Medical and Nursing field along with Guest faculty from Anaesthesia dept. of KEM Hospital and City Institute of Disaster Management.

Medium of instruction: English/Hindi/Marathi

Duration: 4 days

Eligibility criteria:

Minimum 8th Std. & above Student, Police, Industry employees, Security personnel, School teachers, Drivers etc. and mandatory for all Public Health professionals including ASHA workers/ Anganwadi / MPWs or relevant profession. Age: 18 years and above (Relaxation of age for SC/ST candidates as per Govt. of India rules


A candidate has to secure 100%attendance in overall. No relaxation, whatsoever, will be permissible to this rule under any condition including indisposition etc.

Programme Director: Dr. Deepak Raut, Director

Course Coordinator: Dr Amol Ade, Sr Medical Officer

Courses Admission Fee Tuition Fee Examination Fee Total
First Responder Rs. 1000/- (Fee towards the field visits, study material etc. will be charges as per the actual prevailing rates.)

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Course coordinators are responsible for managing the delivery of a specific course/degree program to students. They provide detailed information regarding the learning results of the program/course, assist candidates in selecting electives, review their applications for advanced standing, and provide insights in academic requirements. Course coordinators plan, design, and develop the course. Course coordinators are essential to ensure the quality of academic programs and assist students in understanding various aspects of the course.

• Course Coordinator
Dr. Amol Ade, Sr. Medical Officer
e-mail: director[dot]fwtrc[at]nic[dot]in
Tel:- 022-23881724-108
• Course Assistant
Mr.Ganesh Chavan, S.W.I