Trauma care centre at Mumbai-Pune expressway to help save precious lives

Health minister Eknath Shinde inaugurated a trauma care centre on Mumbai-Pune expressway. The centre has been established near Talegaon toll naka on expressway. The centre has been constructed by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, the state health ministry, Pawana Hospital and SG Diagnostic

Trauma care centre at Mumbai-Pune expressway to help save precious livesHighways in India are notoriously unsafe and like any other highway, the 94.5 kilometre-long high mobility stretch connecting Maharashtra’s nerve centres – Mumbai and Pune – reports a fairly high number of road accidents and deaths every year. The scenic, busy 94.5 km stretch of Mumbai-Pune Expressway is one of the deadliest highways in the […]

#DoctorsDay: Doctors from Pune perform ‘mime’ to raise awareness on road safety

On the occasion of doctors day, doctors from Hadapsar Medical Association performed their inaugural ‘silent play.’ The theme of their play was based upon ‘road accidents and medical help’

#DoctorsDay: Doctors from Pune perform ‘mime’ to raise awareness on road safetyThe play which was performed today marks the beginning of a year-long campaign, during which they will be performing at different public spaces in Pune. The first play was performed at a public garden in the city. It is a laudable fact that the ‘silent play/mime’ was performed, directed, and scripted by doctors from Pune. […]

India witnesses a decline in road accidents in the last three years

While replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Nitin Gadkari, the minister of road transport and highways admitted that the country had seen a reduction in road accidents from 2015 to 2017. He also highlighted the steps that were being taken to increase road safety awareness among people

India witnesses a decline in road accidents in the last three yearsThe question on the World Health Organization (WHO) report on road accidents was raised by Ramdas C. Tadas and Chandra Prakash Joshi. They asked the minister whether the government has taken cognizance of the World Health Organization report which puts India at the top of the list of the countries where the maximum number of […]

Pune: People to be trained on post-trauma care to help victims during emergencies

A unique programme is being offered in Pune to help educate bystanders regarding what way they can help people who have suffered from an accident. These training sessions will help people provide first aid to injured victims

Pune: People to be trained on post-trauma care to help victims during emergencies‘Educating bystanders about Pre-hospital Trauma Care’ is the unique session organised by orthopaedic surgeons, lawyer and police in Pune. People will be able to learn first aid measures to help near and dear ones. Post-trauma-related treatment and its training sessions have been arranged at different parts in the city. MediAsha Technologies in accordance with Maharashtra […]

Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your life

Dr Vaibhav Kasodekar, Orthopaedic Surgeon, SL Raheja Hospital, shares how driving with proper care can save your life

Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your lifeAccording to a data released in 2017, Mumbai ranked fifth among the 50 other Indian cities to have the most accidents in the year 2016. The incidences of road traffic accidents have progressively spiked over the last few years. Road traffic fatalities constitute for 16.6% of all deaths making it the sixth leading cause of […]

Wearing an ‘ISI’ mark full face helmet can save you from head injuries: NIMHANS study

The study was conducted by NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru.  A total number of 220 cases of road accidents were included in the study for a period of 3 years. The study states, those who were wearing (Indian Standard) 'ISI' mark full face helmet none of them had head injuries

Wearing an ‘ISI’ mark full face helmet can save you from head injuries: NIMHANS studyIn is well known that riding a bike without a helmet is an open invitation for danger, wearing a helmet is paramount for safety, but did you know that not every helmet guarantees your safety. But, wearing a good quality of ‘ISI’ mark helmet can save your life. The study was performed to study the […]

#SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha: Akshay Kumar becomes face of road safety campaign

Every day as many as 1,317 accidents take place and of which 413 people die on Indian roads, which means 55 accidents and 17 deaths in every hour

#SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha: Akshay Kumar becomes face of road safety campaignAkshay Kumar has highlighted national issues through his films. After highlighting Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and sanitation with ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and menstrual hygiene in ‘Pad Man’, Akshay Kumar is now the face of road safety movement. As the number of road accidents and fatalities continue to rise, Akshay has joined the initiative to spread […]

#KikiChallenge: Get in to the car, says Mumbai police

Social media is known to come up with some or the other sort of challenges ever few months, to entice youngsters into challenges which can often be dangerous to their well-being. And now it has brought out another challenge which is seriously ignoring road safety, called the #KikiChallenge

#KikiChallenge: Get in to the car, says Mumbai policeJumping out of a moving car to break into a dance may seem bizarre. But that’s exactly what social media users are doing as part of the latest internet sensation, the #KikiChallenge or #InMyFeelingsChallenge, that’s making waves in India too. It’s been weeks ever since this viral song has been out. People are taking up […]

Maharashtra witnesses 3,361 deaths due to road accidents

In the first three months of 2018, the rural areas in Maharashtra, have recorded a whopping 73% of accident cases, in which 83% casualties in first three months of the year have lost their lives. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis admitted these statistics in the state assembly

Maharashtra witnesses 3,361 deaths due to road accidentsIn the year 2017, Maharashtra has witnessed 35,853 accidents, and over 12,000 people have lost their lives, of which 2,789 deaths occurred in rural areas. More than 20,000 passengers have been severely injured in these accidents. In the first three months of 2018, from January to March – 9,243 accidents have occurred, killing 3,361 people. Maharashtra […]

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 […]