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India: IMA Gears Up for Formidable Task of Imparting Training to Volunteers


Imparting basic life-saving skills to thousands of officials and volunteers, who are going to be present at the various bathing ghats, is the daunting task ahead of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in the coming few days. IMA Vijayawada chapter secretary M. Ravindranath said that IMA had agreed to take up the formidable task of teaching basic life-saving skills to non-medical staff of the Revenue, Endowments, Municipal and the Police Departments.\r\nThe IMA has taken it upon itself to provide the doctors and medicos needed to take care of the first-aid centre, and base hospital at Durga Ghat. About 60 IMA members and 300 medicos have enli
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India: Andhra Pradesh Needs at Least 100 Trauma Centres: Official


Visakhapatnam: An analysis of the road accident data reveals that 1,374 accidents and 400 deaths take place in India every day. This translates into 57 accidents and 17 lives being lost on an average every hour in the country.\r\nA total of 24,258 road accidents left 8,297 dead and 29,439 injured in Andhra Pradesh in 2015. Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam cities reported 362 and 343 deaths on the roads in 1,644 and 1,637 road accidents respectively. This underlines the importance of having a well- established trauma care network.
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India: AP Mulls Setting Up 19 Trauma Care Centres


Visakhapatnam: The TDP government is to set up 19 trauma care centres (TCCs) in the state. Andhra Pradesh already has 13 TCCs. The new centres are being set up with the aim of reducing the rate of fatality in road accidents to 15% in the next four years. As against the national average of 14.9%, the fatality rate in AP is as high as 22%.
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India: Training lifeguards in saving lives


“Most of us know swimming. But we had not undergone formal training with regard to protecting the lives of victims in a swimming pool. After a 10-day formal training, we have learnt a lot on how to save lives,” Omkar Swamy, working as a lifeguard in a private swimming pool, said. Omkar Swamy was among the 40 trainees from Bidar, Kalaburagi, Hosapete and Ballari to undergo life-guard training. The free training was organised outside Bengaluru for the first time by the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, through the Pune-based Tarang Sports and Education Foundation, here.
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India: Odisha Has Mere 3 Ambulance per One Hundred Thousand People


Bhubaneswar: The Kalahandi episode has brought to the fore the shocking facts of poor ambulance density in State as Odisha is placed at 4th from the bottom among the high-focus States in the country in 2015-16, other than the North Eastern States. The high-focus States have the poorest health infra and high disease/patient load in the country.\r\nOdisha with around 3 ambulances per lakh population is at the 6th place in the ten high-focus States in the country and is trailing behind the States like Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Odisha, however, ranks higher than Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh,
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