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Times of India
03 July 2010
Bangalore, India

In an attempt to educate the people of Karnataka on medical emergency and treatment, Apollo Hospital is launching a citizen training initiative – Apollo Community Training on Medical Emergency (ACTME). This is probably the first–of–its–kind programme empowering ordinary citizens to handle medical emergencies.

"It’s a myth that only doctors can save lives. The common man, too, can do the same. The right kind of training and awareness can equip anyone to handle medical cases. There are a few basic steps, which can be used to handle emergencies anywhere, be it in school, home or the marketplace", said Dr A N Venkatesh, consultant and HoD (emergency), Apollo Hospitals, who will be spearheading the project.

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