Fortis Hospital hosts basic life support training for suburban police force

Over 400 Policemen and Policewomen from 8 Police stations across Ulhasnagar and Ambernath participated in this training program

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As guardians of the city, Police are usually first on the scene of an emergency, often encountering life threatening situations.

To further equip these guardians, team of doctors from Fortis Hospital, Kalyan conducted a Basic Life Support (BLS) training programme for the officers from Ulhasnagar and Ambernath, covering eight police stations from the October 25 to 29.

With support from Pramod Shewale, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ulhasnagar (Zone 4) and Vijay Dolas, senior Police Inspector, Ulhasnagar police station, 400 policemen and policewomen were equipped with lifesaving skills.

The team of medics led by Dr Mohammed Shakeel, Head of Emergency & Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, over the 5-day training period, equipped the Police force with simple but necessary lifesaving skills, to help people with respiratory distress or cardiac arrest.

The sessions included Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training which helps to revive a person whose heart has stopped beating. Equipping the force with these core skills will help in providing emergency care to persons in distress.

Dr Mohammed Shakeel, Head of Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, who hosted these sessions, said, “We witness dozens of unfortunate accidents and injuries daily; a major chunk of these patients would have better outcomes if they would have received primary medical aid.”

He added, “It is therefore essential to equip first responders such as police, traffic and fire officials. This training will enable them to stabilise the patient till medical assistance arrives.”