World First Aid Day: More people should be trained in India

You might not be someone with special qualities, but just by being the first respondent in emergency cases, you can play a vital role in saving the person. In order to spread awareness, the world celebrates First Aid Day on the second Saturday in September. This year it was held on September 08

World First Aid Day: More people should be trained in IndiaIt is an important day to acknowledge the role of first aid awareness, training and practical application in making a real difference to people’s lives. First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. […]

Accidents just happen, do they?

Dr Mohammed Shakeel, HOD-Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how little, unattended things can lead to some serious mishaps, how to prevent them? And how and what to do during such instances

Accidents just happen, do they?Accidents are the main reason for injuries and sometimes death amongst the children. As a fact, the place, that people feel the safest, their house, hide various hazards; the prime cause is sheer negligence. A minor distraction can lead to some serious injuries, many accidents, that happen in and around the home can be avoided. […]

Mumbai: Bike ambulances complete a year, save 3,600 lives

The free emergency service 108 of the MEMS was launched in Mumbai by the Government of Maharashtra on August 01, 2017 by the Department of Public Health and National Health, implemented and operated by BVG India with the vision to provide emergency help during the golden hour

Mumbai: Bike ambulances complete a year, save 3,600 livesEmergency can strike anytime as one can suddenly meet with an accident or a heart attack while walking on the road. In such cases, the first one hour for the patient is important. So, you will be surprised to know that a phone number can save your life. Yes, you can call on 108 and […]

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 […]