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India: NDMA Issues Guidelines for Crowd Control at Large Gatherings


New Delhi: Days after a stampede in Datia claimed 115 lives, the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has released a set of guidelines for crowd control at places of mass gatherings, suggesting deployment of snake line approach, constant monitoring of crowds for developing hazard points, alternative routes to release crowd pressure and accessibility of emergency exits at all times.  The guidelines, which form part of a position paper prepared by IIM Ahmedabad based on a study commissioned by the NDMA, require the organizers of crowded events/venue managers to discourage general admissions and have plans to
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India: Anaesthesiologists Train Citizens, Media persons in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation


Nashik: City-based anaesthesiologists trained heads of various organisations and media persons in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the help of a mannequin, at a seminar here on October 16 Wednesday. Anaesthesiologist Pradeep Pawar and commissioner of police Kulwant Kumar Sarangal were the chief guests at the event organised by the Nashik Anaesthesiologists Association at the Indian Medical Association hall. Pankaj Gupta created awareness about anesthesia and the role of anaesthesiologists. He introduced a consent form that mentions the types of anaesthesia and the risks. "The patient has to read the form thoroughly be
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India: Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation Demo Held on Beach Road


Visakhapatnam: More than 500 people participated in a demonstration on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) organized by a team of doctors on the occasion of World Anaesthesia Day here on October 16 Wednesday at the YMCA on Beach Road. The group of doctors, from Care Hospital comprising Dr J J David, Dr T Mohan Maharaj, Dr T L Rani, Dr S Anuradha and Dr M Disha, showed how to carry out CPR in case a person is down with a cardiac arrest, unconscious or not breathing, on three mannequins. Over 1,000 brochures were distributed during the event. Speaking on the occasion, Dr J J David said, "First and foremost one must immedia
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India: Trauma Care Centre to be opened on October 21


After a delay of more than a year, the new trauma hospital in Jogeshwari, Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma Care hospital, will be inaugurated October 21 Monday. It is expected to become fully functional in around two months. The 14-storey hospital will help reduce the burden on tertiary hospitals by 30 per cent, said BMC additional municipal commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar. "Along with Kandivali's Shatabdi Hospital, the centre will cater specifically to the suburban crowd," she said. In a first, a BMC-run hospital will use solar panels to reduce dependence on electricity. A total of 160 solar panels will help heat 20,000 litres wa
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India: Polaris Off-Road ATV Ambulance to Deliver Medical Help in Treacherous Terrains by BHPL


The ambulance is based on the Polaris Ranger 6×6 800. The Ranger 6×6 800 modified ambulance is built with unmatched traction and capacity and have 6 wheels drives available on demand with simple switch. This is the ideal vehicle to move heavy loads over the harshest terrain. With an engine capacity of 760cc, this vehicle is perfect to manoeuvre on treacherous terrains as well as narrow strips, to supply medical help and assistance to places of difficulty. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pankaj Dubey, MD, Polaris India said, “Polaris off-road ambulances are apt for supplying medical supervision in rural India and calamity
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