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Conference on medical emergencies at Town Hall on Sep 16

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med mainMangaluru: The Dakshina Kannada district administration in partnership with SAVIOR is conducting a conference on medical emergencies and pre-hospital care at Town Hall on September 16, at around 9 AM.

Informing about the conference, District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. Ramakrishna Rao told reporters on Friday, that the conference aimed at creating 200 master trainers who would be well-versed in managing emergency life support and trauma and who in-turn will educate others in the community regarding the same. The master trainers will be selected from among the general public. The training for the first 50 master trainers is already underway and includes teachers, home guards, traffic police, fire department, Asha workers and Primary Health Care (PHC) doctors. The goal of the SAVIOR campaign is to ensure that every citizen is educated in emergency life support and essential accident care, he said.

Informing about a workshop, Ramakrishna Rao said, prior to the conference a hands-on training workshop will be conducted on Saturday (September 15) in different hospitals like Father Mullers Medical Hospital, Yenepoya Medical Hospital, Wenlock Hospital, K S Hegde Hospital, Deralakatte, Indiana Hospital, KMC Hospital, Attavar among others. The workshop will be conducted simultaneously in all hospitals from 9 AM till noon. Over 300 participants will be trained and certified in handling emergency life support and trauma care. Both the workshop and the conference are intended for the layman and registration is free. The public should utilise this opportunity in order to save the lives in emergency situations, he informed.

What is Saviour campaign?

Savior campaign is an initiative by a group of like-minded doctors including Dr. Maneesh Rai of KMC Hospital and Dikshith Rai of Code Craft Technologies. Informing about the main objective of this campaign, Dr. Maneesh Rai said, the intention of the campaign was to educate common people about healthcare and medical emergencies, encourage community participation by training first responders to handle pre-hospital care, improve the response time of ambulances using a mobile app. Savior mobile app alerts the nearest ambulance, first responders and user’s emergency contacts with a single click of the button. The app has networked with 12 hospitals in the city and the users can choose to be dropped to any of these hospitals, irrespective of which hospital’s ambulance picks the patients.

The campaign is a unique initiative where both private and government hospitals will join hands and work together to spread the message of pre-hospital care and also train people in emergency life support. Savior team has already trained over 100 first responders including teachers, students, security guards, ex-servicemen, software engineers, bank employers, housewives, NSS groups, Rotary members etc., he informed.

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