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U.S. university department declared official partner

Beyond borders: Jeffrey smith from George Washington University, U.S. and District Collector P.B. Salim at his chamber in Kozhikode on Wednesday. — photo: S. Ramesh Kurup
Beyond borders: Jeffrey smith from George Washington University, U.S. and District Collector P.B. Salim at his chamber in Kozhikode on Wednesday. — photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

The Department of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University will be the official partner of the Kozhikode district administration in its efforts to popularise the pre-hospital care and emergency medicine service among the public through the Active Network Group of Emergency Life Savers (Angels).

This was announced by District Collector P.B. Salim here on Wednesday after holding a discussion with Jeffrey Smith, chief of International Emergency Medicine Section at the university.

Dr. Salim said the faculty from the Department of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University would team up with the district administration to coordinate the training programme of those enrolled in Angels. On completion of training, The participants would be issued certificates by the university, he added.

Taking part in a discussion with the Collector, Dr. Smith, who is also the Co-Director of the Ronald Regan Institute of Emergency Medicine at the university, said there should be initiatives to enlighten and train the public on the importance of emergency medicines.

He lauded the initiative which formulated a network of ambulances recently.

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