Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid box

Dr Md. Shakeel Ahmed, Head of Emergency and Trauma Department, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how a small, handy, first-aid kit can work wonders in this monsoon

Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid boxRains bring relief from the scorching heat and bring a sense of happiness amongst children and youngsters who love the showers. This, however, is the busiest season for doctors across the country, as rains bring along viral, fungal and bacterial infections, and other diseases as well. Keeping a first-aid kit handy for monsoon is an […]

Hospital trains bikers on life support skills to help accident victims

The doctors of the Apollo hospital, Navi Mumbai, have trained the bikers on the World Motorcycle Day about the life support to help road accident victims. On Thursday, the bikers were imparted training about what they should do if they see an accident victim on the road while driving

Hospital trains bikers on life support skills to help accident victimsMany different bikers attended the workshop. These bikers, every month or on weekends, go on a bike ride and witness many road accidents. Many times bikers lose their lives in road accidents. But, lacking knowledge about how to help a road accident victim, they just become a helpless spectator. A workshop was arranged to train […]

Andheri RTO holds training programme to teach auto drivers CPR

The Andheri Regional Transport Office (RTO) with the help of a non-government organisation (NGO) organised a training programme for auto-rickshaw drivers to save the lives of the passengers within the golden hour. Expert doctors from Andheri’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital taught 60 auto drivers how to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and provide first-aid for accident victims

Andheri RTO holds training programme to teach auto drivers CPRAt the programme two types of the training were given to the auto drivers. Firstly, they were showed how to stop the blood from flowing from injuries of the accident victim. The second thing which was taught to them was CPR. The programme was organised with the objective of teaching CPR to auto drivers as […]

Emergency first-aid: Learn the basics on how to perform CPR

CPR is an emergency technique that combines the use of chest compressions and artificial ventilation to maintain blood supply to the brain. It helps sustain intact brain function until further treatment is done

Emergency first-aid: Learn the basics on how to perform CPRA survey conducted by an online doctor consultation platform indicates that about 98% of the country’s population is not trained in the basic life-saving technique of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR is the most crucial and basic procedure to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. CPR is easy to learn and […]

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy way

The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial cough. By pushing on the diaphragm, the manoeuvre forces air out of the lungs and up through the throat, forcing a trapped object out

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy wayIn 1972, a doctor from Cincinnati read a story about choking. At the time, choking was the sixth leading cause of accidental death. These statistics inspired the doctor to devise a simple way to prevent these deaths from happening. The procedure became known as the Heimlich manoeuvre. The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial […]

Immediate treatment was provided to 35 patients, in 72 hours, through ‘Bike Ambulance’

The ‘Bike Ambulance’ has been proving like a boon to Mumbaikars. It provided an immediate first aid to 35 patients within 72 hours of its launch

Immediate treatment was provided to 35 patients, in 72 hours, through ‘Bike Ambulance’The ‘Bike Ambalnce’ service is turning to be a successful launch.  Immediately after it hit the roads, 35 patients were given medical treatment within 72 hours. ‘Bike Ambulance’ service very useful especially in the city’s densely populated area and at the railway stations, from where the most numbers of calls have been registered. The highest […]

‘Bike Ambulance’ will soon hit Mumbai roads

The idea of ‘Bike Ambulance’ was floated by the State Government keeping in mind the congested roads of Mumbai

‘Bike Ambulance’ will soon hit Mumbai roadsDo you remember the scene from Aamir Khan Starrer movie ‘3 Idiots’ in which Aamir takes a critical patient on his bike to the hospital without waiting for an ambulance? The patient gets a new lease of life as he reaches the hospital on time. So something similar will happen in Mumbai as the innovative […]

Wockhardt Hospital trains 50 auto-drivers to aid medical emergencies

In case of a road accident, the first people to come in contact with the victims are traffic policemen and auto or taxi drivers. Therefore the best people to start emergency responder training with are these people

Wockhardt Hospital trains 50 auto-drivers to aid medical emergenciesWockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducted training exercise for the city’s auto-drivers to equip them with crucial life-saving capabilities last week on the occasion of World Hypertension Day. With more than 2 lakh road mishaps every year, India is often referred to as the accident-capital of the world. Along with poor conditions of roads, traffic management […]