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India: Delhi Police Personnel to be Trained in Cardiac First Aid


New Delhi: In a new initiative, the Delhi police will now train its men posted in South Delhi district in 'Cardiac first aid'. "Every policeman will be taught 10 CPR techniques and also other first aid methods, which are required to be learnt by these police personnel as mostly they are the first responders in case of any emergency," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) BS Jaiswal. The training will be conducted in association with Heart Care Foundation of India. Sessions would be conducted by Dr BC Roy, the president of Heart Care Foundation of India and Dr KK Aggarwal. "This will be for the first time that the entire staff
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India: State's Emergency Medical Services to be Manned by Ayurvedic Doctors


Mumbai: The state's dream emergency medical services project, a fleet of 937 state-of-the-art ambulances, will be manned exclusively by ayurvedic practitioners and not paramedics. The state has defended the move, saying that having qualified doctors on board will make the services better.The Rs 1,000 crore project, which was conceptualised after the serial train blasts in 2006, will be implemented this November.  The ayurvedic doctors will undergo a 15-day extensive training programme to operate the equipments such as ECG machines that will be present in the ambulances. They will also be trained to perform emergency procedures such as C
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India: Training Course in Emergency Medicine at Pune Hospital


Pune: Though the Medical Council of India (MCI) had made emergency medicine a specialty in 2009, the country needs at least 10,000 emergency specialists. This was revealed by Dr Pravin Aggarwal, head of the department of emergency medicine in AIIMS, New Delhi, on August 8 Thursday. Addressing a press meet to announce the launch of full-time training programme in emergency medicine at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, from September 1, he said currently 19 medical colleges in the country produce 37 emergency specialists. Dr Prasad Rajhans, chief intensivist, Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital and past president of Society of Emergency Medic
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India: Lessons learnt, Time to Act: Our Disaster Preparedness is Woefully Inadequate


It is unfortunate that Uttarakhand had to face landslides and flash floods yet again this week, hampering relief operations. Experts estimate that it will take between 3 to 10 years for the State to get back to “business as usual”. In many cases, when business leaves it may never return. The NDMA provides an online inventory of resources such as life-saving boats, critical medical supplies and other resources needed for disaster response in all the districts across the country. Even if we assume the data to be accurate, the meagre resources available are inadequate to handle even a minor calamity. Rudraprayag had 12 life-jackets.
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India: Trauma Centre at SSL to Become Functional by September


Varanasi: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) administration had decided to start the trauma centre of Sir SundarLal (SSL) Hospital phase-wise in September. Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS-BHU) director RG Singh said: "We will be starting the trauma centre in phases as soon as the work gets completed by the second or third week of September." In order to save the life of critical patients and reduce the delay in admitting them, the upcoming trauma centre will have a room near the entrance of the building where the patient's condition and the degree of seriousness would be decided.
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