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India: Trauma Facilities in State of Karnataka Pathetic


Bengaluru: A Karnataka government-funded study conducted by the Indian Institute of Health Management and Research reveals that less than 5% of trauma patients in the state reach the right hospital, that is a hospital that has the facilities to treat trauma injuries, within eight minutes, the global standard response time to take a patient with a medical emergency to a healthcare facility. The study points out that 20% of patients reach the right hospital only after eight minutes. While 10-12% do reach a medical facility within the prescribed time, the hospitals they were brought to do not have the facilities to treat them. For one reason or
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India: Delhi University Students to get Training in First Aid, Disaster Response


The administration at Zakir Husain Delhi College has started a ‘Learning Beyond Curriculum Programme’ for undergraduate students, who are being trained in first aid, disaster response, social skills, legal literacy, entrepreneurship, self-defence, civic values and activism. Classes for the programme are held on 5 March.\r\nMeanwhile, students of Hindu College, as part of their annual college fest, are holding a ‘treasure’ hunt of sorts on 4 March where they will try to recreate ordeals that students may encounter on the streets of Delhi, to see how well-prepared participants are when it comes to being aware and alert.
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India: Device to Give Alerts on Accidents


Kochi: Two months after they lost a couple of friends in an accident on Varapuzha Bridge, their friends at the School of Engineering (SoE), Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) have developed a \'quick response signal system\' which will alert the nearest emergency/enforcement service.
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India: Emergency Medical Care Card Launched


MedIndia Hospitals has introduced an emergency medical care card that people can carry in their wallet all the time. TS Chandrasekar, chairman of MedIndia Hospitals Research and Training Institute, launched the card on Sunday (12 March) at the hospital’s continuing medical education programme.\r\nDr Chandrasekar said such cards are helpful especially when a patient travels unaccompanied and is brought unconscious to a hospital. The card includes details such as name, age, gender, blood group, mobile number, besides a list of common diseases. Those requesting such cards can approach the hospital, which will conduct a master health check-
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India: India\'s First AC Ambulance on Rails to Aid in Golden Hour


Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) unveiled India\'s first air-conditioned rail ambulance that will rush to the aid of injured passengers during the vital \'golden hour\'.\r\nAn accident victim\'s chances of survival are greatest if treatment is provided within an hour or less, known as the golden hour. The ambulance, which will be stationed at Kalyan, was made by modifying an AC coach used for passenger service. CR\'s chief public relations officer Narendra Patil said, \"The four-coach rail ambulance of CR is the first fully air-conditioned medical recovery van of the Indian railway.\"
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