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Dear All,
Please guide me on my query.
I observed that some companies are using or putting medicines in FIRST AID Box.
Is this right way or procedure to keep any medicine in FIRST AID BOX.
Please guide me.
Thanks & Regards.
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Dear Manish,
The Factories Act has mentioned the contents required in First Aid Box.
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Thanks & Regards,
Dear Manish
We can keep the medicines in the First Aid Box, which is being used for application on body. But we should not keep the medicine which are used for oral intake. Do not keep any tablets in First Aid Box.
If snakes are more in your area, then you can keep the Ante-venum medicine in the Refrigerator in your office/work place.
Further you can refer Factories Rules for the details of medicine to be placed in First Aid Box / Ambulance Room / Medical Centre.
Dear Mr.Bhaskar/Mr.Vijay
There is contradiction between your reply.
@ Bhaskar wortes we shouldn't keep oral intake medicine in first aid box.
@ Vijay reference link shows that we can keep the oral intake medicine in first aid box.
Please clarify my confusion. We can keep any oral intake medicine in first aid box or not, if we can keep then please send me some details.
Thanks & Regards.
Dear Manish

We can keep the tablets separately outside the first aid box. Normally, the First Aid treatment will be given to the injured workmen at worksite. We are not a doctor to prescribe any medicine to any injured. If you give some head-ache tablet to a head injury workmen, small bleeding may converted into big bleeding, which can cause death due to brain haemorrhage. Even small haemorrhage can be stopped, if you did not give any tablet, and converted into haematoma and with a surgery it can be rectified. Even we are giving instruction to the first aider deployed in our site, not to give any tablet or even water to the head injured person.

If you give any normal tablet to any illiterate workman, and if anything goes wrong, then you will become the scape-goat and you will simply be blamed, eventhough you have done all the procedures correctly.

Please refer Factories Rules of your concerned state, in which the list and quantity of medicines to be placed in the First Aid Box, Ambulance Room, Medicare Centre are clearly available.
Dear Manish,
Regarding your query i remembered we had discussed earlier on our thread but i can't locate that thread now. Anyhow i have the OSHA first aid mandatory list but i don't think its suitable for our country but one thing Iím sure itís more strengthen than factory act. I will provide the details tonight. Iím bit busy with projects will get you.
Dear Manish & Team,
First Aid is the temporary or the immediate care to a burn, wound, injury, etc that a victim has obtained from an accident. First Aid is used to ease the pain of an injury, to prevent the worsening of the injury, to stop blood from bleeding and to make the victim ready to be brought to the hospital. Sometimes, without First Aid the victim may die before reaching the hospital.
I don't think first kid must includes medicine's. we are not a doctor we can't give any medicines at any time without authorized person advice.
See the attached OSHA first aid kit mandatory list. I hope it is the most strengthen list ever i seen which was issued by OSHA for industries. If someone have factory act mandatory first aid content page do share with us. . .
Hope information helps.

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Dear All, Thanks for your valuable feedback. But my query not resolved yet. Please let me know any valid proof behind use of medicine or tablets is not permitted in first aid box??? Please guide me.
Dear Manish,
Today evening i wrote to Indian medical council regarding your first aid query if i get any responce from them it should be a final answer for query will see. . .
Dear Vijay, Sudhir & Dipil,
Do you remembered i had mentioned in thread like (I wrote to supplier regarding crane) Still i didn't get any response see the attached for your view.
Dear Vijay,
I try to get other sourses but now a days really very busy even didn't get time to respond my mails. But i hope to get some solution ASAP on
keep on touch. . .

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