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India: PC George Ready to Takeover 108 Ambulance


Thiruvananpuram: Chief Whip PC George gave a letter to Health Minister VS Siva Kumar stating that he is willing to take over the service of 108 Ambulance in the state. The Kerala Medical Services Corporation invited a new tender on October 2. When the tender proceedings were progressing, the letter citing his willingness to take over the service was submitted. An investigation is being conducted on the allegations regarding the services.
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India: Accident Points to Need for Trauma Care Centres


The accident involving a government bus and a trailer at Santhavelur village in Sunguvarchathiram on October 16 Wednesday, which left six dead on the spot, emphasised the need for trauma care centres. Trauma care for accident victims is available in teaching medical institutions near the State capital but not in those in smaller towns. The injured driver of the bus, Anbu, was taken to two other government hospitals before finally being transported to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for treatment. He was first taken to the Kancheepuram GH from where he was referred to the Chengalpettu GH, which in turn referred him to the hospital in
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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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