To coincide with Road Safety Fortnight, 200 doctors, nurses & paramedics trained to enhance health care delivery system in Trauma & Emergency Medicine.

Guwahati, January 10, 2015: Medical emergencies and trauma have assumed epidemic proportions in Assam, leading to thousands of deaths every year. Many of these deaths can potentially be prevented through better management of acute trauma and advanced life support. To address the pressing need of trauma care in Assam, GNRC Hospitals, in association with Singapore General Hospital – Singapore’s oldest and largest tertiary acute hospital and national referral center – successfully conducted an International Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme-cum-workshop on Acute Trauma Management and Advanced Life Support.  The CME was organized at GNRC Medical North Guwahati on January 8-9, 2015.

Over 200 doctors, nurses and paramedics of the region, aspiring to enhance health care delivery system in Trauma & Emergency Medicine, attended the event. In addition to lectures, the participants also underwent intensive practical skills training as acute trauma care givers often need to act quickly, using the right skills and procedures to save life.

The training was conducted by Dr. V. Anantharaman, Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital and supported by Dr. Atanu Barthakur, Director, Emergency & Trauma; Dr. Bikas Rai Das, Senior Consultant and Dr. Pranjal Mahanta, Chief Consultant at GNRC Hospitals. Notable participants from GNRC included Dr Sunil Dawka, Chief Consultant; Dr. Brajen Sharma, Consultant; Dr. Toijam Soni Lyngdoh, Consultant; Dr Gautam Rava, Junior Consultant at GNRC Hospitals and Dr. Unmonna Borgohain, Joint Director Cum Principal at Asian Institute Of Nursing Education.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Atanu Borthakur, Director of Accident and Emergency department of GNRC, said, “On behalf of all the participants in the event, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. V. Anantharaman, Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital for sharing with us knowledge and skill to provide optimal care in the pre-hospital care for Trauma & Disaster Management, management of acute trauma & advanced life support and formulation of working guidelines & protocols for Accident & Emergency Departments  in various hospitals of Assam.”

Dr. Borthakur emphasized the need for pre-hospital care to tackle the growing menace trauma, ways to prevent accidents and accident-related deaths. “As conscionable members of society, we, at GNRC, are conducting a dedicated year-long programme to ensure the health of young members of our society – to progress in the direction of our guiding principle – ‘Health for All and Smiles for All,” he added.

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