Doctors launch ‘Saviour Campaign’ to handle medical emergencies

September 17, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 04:15 am IST - Mangaluru

To make more people capable of handling medical emergencies by providing pre-hospital care, a group of like-minded doctors in the city have started a “Saviour Campaign” in association with the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

The campaign involved training people in providing emergency life support and pre-hospital care.

According to Maneesh Rai, cardiologist from KMC Hospital, who is a member of the “Saviour Campaign”, the idea of starting the campaign followed the launch of “Savoiur” App four months ago.

The App, developed with the support of Code Craft Technologies, helped in arranging ambulances of 13 major hospitals in the city in case of accidents and other medical emergencies quickly.

He said that the caller would also get assistance of trained volunteers, nearby, who acted as first responders.

Jeedhu Radhakrishnan, Head, Department of Emergency, KMC Hospital, said that 400 volunteers have been trained now. Of them, 300 are master trainers. “We needed to increase the number of people trained in emergency life support and essential accident care and hence, approached Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S.

He agreed with our campaign’s goal. The district administration is actively involved in the campaign,” Dr. Radhakrishnan said.

Dr. Rai said that those interested in getting training can register their names as volunteers on the website, The 300 master trainers trained now are from the police, the health, the education and other departments.

The master trainers underwent training simultaneously at nine different hospitals in the city on Saturday. They also took part in a conference on medical emergency and pre-hospital care held at the Town Hall on Sunday.

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