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NTRUHS to hold meet on critical care

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Experts from the United States to share their knowledge

Dr NTR University of Health Sciences Vice-Chancellor I.V. Rao addressing a press conference in Vijayawada on Thursday. Chairman of APMGUSA, EMC Committee, Murthy Vemuri (extreme right) and Registrar of the university T. Venugopala Rao are also seen. — Photo: V. RAJU
Dr NTR University of Health Sciences Vice-Chancellor I.V. Rao addressing a press conference in Vijayawada on Thursday. Chairman of APMGUSA, EMC Committee, Murthy Vemuri (extreme right) and Registrar of the university T. Venugopala Rao are also seen. — Photo: V. RAJU

Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS) and the Andhra Pradesh Medical Graduates, US, are jointly organising the ‘AP State Convention on Emergency Care and Training', as part of a pilot project to raise awareness of the finer aspects of emergency and critical care.

Experts from the US will share their knowledge and expertise in this convention, which will be held at the NRI Medical College, Chinakakani in Guntur district on Sunday. P.V. Ramesh, Principal Secretary to the State government for health and family welfare will be the chief guest at the inaugural session.

NTRUHS Vice-Chancellor I.V. Rao and APMGUSA Emergency Medical Care chairman Vemuri S. Murthy told a press conference that nearly 150 doctors from all the 33 medical colleges in the State would be participating in the convention.

They would be imparted acute life saving procedures and emergency response techniques.

The objective of this convention was to develop well-trained instructors in emergency care who, in turn, would train local instructors in respective colleges to make this process a permanent aspect.

Vital role

Dr. Vemuri said that the importance of emergency care was under-realised all over the world though it had been playing a great role in saving lives.

The training programmes taken up by the APMGUSA were aimed at not only reducing mortality but also enhancing quality of life. Emergency would touch upon heart attacks, strokes, snake bites, accidents and every other critical care aspect, which was the reason why greater emphasis had to be placed on it.

NTRUHS Registrar T. Venugopala Rao said that representatives from the American Heart Association would come to share their experiences in critical care and there would be simulator-based training during the convection. The critical procedures would be done on mannequins brought from the US.

The training would be aimed at training all specialists involved in critical care like anaesthetists, casualty, paediatricians and so on.


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