Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur conducted a basic life support training program for new traffic police recruits in Bangalore

Posted by: at 12/23/2016 03:45:00 am

Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur conducted a basic life support training program for new traffic police recruits in Bangalore
Basic Life Support can help you save a life


Photo caption: Dr. Firozahmad H. Torgal, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, with the new traffic police recruits at Traffic Training Institute. 



Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur conducted a basic life support training program for new traffic police recruits in Bangalore

Bangalore: You too can save a life. And for this you don’t need a medical degree. Simple knowledge about ‘Basic Life Support’ (BLS) techniques can go a long way in saving lives in emergency situations. Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeswanthpur conducted a session of BLS Training programme for new police recruits at the Traffic Training Institue of Police today at 11:30 am. Around 30 police personnel from the city took the first step in being Good Samaritans by learning the much needed basic life-saving steps in case of any road traffic accident or other emergencies.

“Traffic policemen are usually the first to reach an accident spot. Providing basic life support during the golden hour can help in preventing pre-hospital deaths from injuries if there is a delay in receiving hospital treatment or medical care. Hence, it is extremely crucial that traffic policemen are well aware of basic life support techniques and can handle an emergency before the ambulance reaches the spot,” said Ms. Kanchan Sanyal, Chief of Medical Services, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur.

Speaking to the new recruits at the Traffic Training Institute of Police Dr. Firozahmad H. Torgal, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, yeshwanthpur said, “Mostly the steps we take in haste while attending to an emergency, makes a deep-rooted impact in saving the life of the patient. Thus it is vital for all to learn the ‘Basic Life Support’ (BLS) techniques, so that we can take the right measures when required. These are simple steps like early recognition and initiating chest compression in cardiac arrest or protecting cervical spine with c-collar in Road traffic accident victims and for this you don’t need to be an expert in medicine to take these lifesaving steps.”

This training will help them to learn special skills required to deal with emergencies faced by accident victims. Skills to perform Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through chest compressions, maintaining accident victims breathing by providing appropriate rescue breaths, relieving choking, etc can help increase chances of survival and hence save many lives. Trained doctors from the hospital will use videos, practice demos, presentations; etc. to impart these skills and the participants can get hands on experience as well.

With this Columbia Asia Hospitals has trained around 10000 people in BLS Training.

About Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.

Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. is the only company in India to utilize 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) route in the hospital sector.

About Columbia Asia Group of Companies

The Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organizations and individual investors. The group currently operates eleven facilities in India and has presence in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Mysore, Patiala and Pune. The company also operates hospitals in Malaysia (11), Vietnam (3), and Indonesia (3). The Indian management operations are managed from its office in Bangalore.

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