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Focus on initial medical care in saving lives

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Consultant anaesthesiologist K.C. Sekhar explaining about various first aid techniques at a workshop in Visakhapatnam.—Photo: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
Consultant anaesthesiologist K.C. Sekhar explaining about various first aid techniques at a workshop in Visakhapatnam.—Photo: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

Video presentations and demonstration on mannequin were presented by a team of doctors on how to do cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and provide first aid to the victims who suffer from choking, seizure, electric shock, wounds, cuts and animal bites and a host of injuries.

The workshop, organised by Mahavir International Vanitha Club in association with Rajasthani Sanskritik Mandal, on first aid and basic life support service appeared to be handy for many who wanted to understand and spread the message on how a person should be treated during emergencies.

Around 250 members have gathered at the mandal on Sunday to understand the significance of the subject and get to know various techniques of first aid.

B. Ram Krishna Prakash, K.C. Sekhar and Krishna Prakash from NRI Institute of Medical Sciences and G. Siva Prasad from Apollo Hospitals briefed about evaluating the situation and following need-based procedure while administering first aid.

They explained how initial medical care help in saving lives apart from different types of first aid procedures to be administered on specific occasions.

Government Whip Dronamaraju Srinivas Rao and Deputy Commissioner of Police Achutha Rao along with other invitees appreciated the initiative taken up by the club and for their efforts to help bring positive change.

A book on first aid tips was unveiled by president of the mandal S. Suman Prakash where a list of doctors have given their contact numbers to approach during emergencies.

Chairperson of the club Arti Goleccha, director Alka Sugand, treasurer Manju Rathi along with a number of community members have participated in the workshop.


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