· Provides Basic Life Support Training to Mumbai Dabbawalas at the launch
· ‘Good Samaritan Awards’ to celebrate the good deeds by commoners that helped saved lives
MUMBAI, (GNI): Global Hospitals Mumbai announced the launch of their emergency drive titled ‘I AM EMERGENCY READY’. The objective of this initiative is to minimize the risk factor during medical emergencies by training citizens to administer immediate care and ensure a correct first-response treatment to a victim until specialised medical help arrives. Dr Ravindra Shisve Additional CP central region inaugurated the campaign in Mumbai along with Zen Sadavarte, the 10 year old kid who saved people in Parel fire incident. At the launch, the hospital also provided Basic Life Support (BLS) training to the Mumbai Dabbawalas.
Through this campaign, the hospital will conduct Basic Life Support (BLS) training to 30 individuals every day for three months. Out of these 30 people, 4-7 trainers will be identified and sent across to provide refresher training post their BLS training. These trained BLS trainers will be sent across to neighbourhood areas, corporates, mandals, malls, schools and colleges in the vicinity of the hospital unit. At the end of the training, a certificate and an emergency toolkit will be presented to the qualified participants.
Commenting on the initiative, Dr Ravindra Shisve Additional CP central region said, “I think that the ‘I Am Emergency Ready’ drive by Global Hospitals, Mumbai is a very important initiative in today’s troubling times. The campaign addresses a very grievous issue and provides a solution to it by training local citizens to manage medical emergencies. An initiative like this should run successfully and hope that it makes a difference in our society. I believe that more healthcare providers should do the same and work in conjunction with the government to keep our citizens safe in order to ensure a better future.”
Mr. Manpreet Sohal, Regional Chief Executive Officer at Global Hospitals, Mumbai said, “Our aim is to provide safer and better life to the society by providing quality healthcare support. All initiatives that we do are for the people to create awareness on preventive measures and treatment of various illnesses. We are proud to announce the launch of ‘I AM EMERGENCY READY’ training drive. It is one such initiative which will help citizens equip with first-response medical emergency help. During medical emergencies, it is well established that the victim’s chances of survival are high if they receive care within a short period of time or ‘golden hour’ after a traumatic injury. This period requires rapid intervention, hence, through this initiative we aim to educate people on the steps to be taken during such medical emergencies.”
The hospital also announced the ‘Good Samaritan Awards’, a felicitation program that would acknowledge and appreciate those Good Samaritans who have helped victims in emergency cases. The programme encourages you to nominate an individual who has stabilized someone by providing basic life support treatment during a medical emergency or coordinated a swift evacuation in a critical emergency or donated blood or rendered any kind of unusual support in a medical emergency or took care of a person under a critical emergency condition, until help arrived. Nominations are open for 3 months from 1st September, 2018. At the closing, three individuals will be identified for their presence of mind and lifesaving action, to be felicitated at a function where they will receive Rs 20,000/- each.
People can register for the BLS training and nominate themselves or others for the ‘Good Samaritan Awards’ on www.emergencyready.in
Data suggests that the most common medical emergencies witnessed in hospitals in Mumbai are road accidents and other trauma related injuries, heart attacks or other cardiac related illnesses, strokes etc. In all these cases, time is crucial and administering adequate first response treatment could make all the difference.
About Global Hospitals Mumbai: Global Hospitals at Lower Parel, Mumbai is the latest addition to the geographical footprint of Gleneagles Global Hospitals India. The 450-bed facility comprises of 17-stories, housing state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced medical care facilities. The hospital offers end-to-end clinical, surgical and diagnostic services. It is equipped with a team of eminent medical professionals aided by qualified nurses and medical staff. Strengthening lives through compassionate care, innovative therapies and relentless efforts, it reflects in the DNA of our passionate team of doctors and dedicated clinical staff.
The Hospital offers advanced Endoscopic procedures, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgeries, Surgical and Medical Gastroenterology, Bariatric Surgery and Robotic surgery. The hospital is a center of excellence for Orthopedics, Joint Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement surgery. The hospital has round-the-clock services for emergencies, critical care and trauma.