Learn How to save Lives During Emergencies
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04 Aug 2011
By, DNA Correspondent
Pune , India
Pune–based Jehangir Hospital and Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday launched a ‘Life Saver Programme’ to train people to save lives during emergency medical situations.
Jehangir Hospital CEO George Eapen said participants will be taught the basics of CPR (cardio–pulmonary resuscitation), first aid and how to deal with common emergencies.
“Our team of emergency specialists will train the people with the help of presentations,” he said, adding, that the programme is absolutely free.
On successful completion of the programme each trainee will get a certificate and a badge that says ‘I can save lives’.
The hospital will be focusing on groups that are most likely to be the first to reach the victim and keep the patient alive until emergency medical help arrives.
The training will cover emergencies like road accidents, burns, heart attacks, poisoning, diabetic emergency, fractures and dislocations, brain and spine injury.
Head of the 1066 emergency services at Jehangir, Dr Manisha Bobade said, “The objective of the training is to initiate first response to a life or limb threatening medical emergency so as to save lives, prevent further injury, relieve pain and control shock till medical aid is made available.”
The first of such programme was organised for 120 city policemen at the Police Recreation Centre in Shivajinagar on Tuesday.
The assistant commissioner of police (welfare), Prakash Gharge, inaugurated the event.
Eapen along with Jehangir Hospital director (medical service) Dr Prasad Muglikar and COO Lajpatrai Arya, was also present at the event.