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GUWAHATI, Jan 10 � To address the pressing need of trauma care in Assam, the GNRC Hospitals, in association with the Singapore General Hospital � Singapore�s oldest and largest tertiary acute hospital and national referral centre � conducted a two-day International Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme-cum-workshop on Acute Trauma Management and Advanced Life Support at the GNRC Medical North Guwahati on January 8 and 9.

It needs mention here that medical emergencies and trauma have assumed alarming proportions in Assam, leading to thousands of deaths every year. Potentially, many of these deaths could have been prevented through better management of acute trauma and advanced life support.

According to a press release, over 200 doctors, nurses and paramedics of the region, aspiring to enhance health care delivery system in Trauma & Emergency Medicine, attended the event. In addition to lectures, the participants also underwent intensive practical skills training as acute trauma care givers often need to act quickly, using the right skills and procedures to save life.

The training was conducted by Dr V Anantharaman, Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital and supported by Dr Atanu Barthakur, Director, Emergency and Trauma; Dr Bikas Rai Das, Senior Consultant and Dr Pranjal Mahanta, Chief Consultant at GNRC Hospitals. Notable participants from GNRC included Dr Sunil�Dawka, Chief Consultant; Dr Brajen Sharma, Consultant; Dr Toijam Soni Lyngdoh, Consultant; Dr Gautam Rava, Junior Consultant at GNRC Hospitals and Dr Unmona Borgohain, Joint Director-cum- Principal at Asian Institute of Nursing Education.

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Programme on acute trauma care

GUWAHATI, Jan 10 � To address the pressing need of trauma care in Assam, the GNRC Hospitals, in association with the Singapore General Hospital � Singapore�s oldest and largest tertiary acute hospital and national referral centre � conducted a two-day International Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme-cum-workshop on Acute Trauma Management and Advanced Life Support at the GNRC Medical North Guwahati on January 8 and 9.

It needs mention here that medical emergencies and trauma have assumed alarming proportions in Assam, leading to thousands of deaths every year. Potentially, many of these deaths could have been prevented through better management of acute trauma and advanced life support.

According to a press release, over 200 doctors, nurses and paramedics of the region, aspiring to enhance health care delivery system in Trauma & Emergency Medicine, attended the event. In addition to lectures, the participants also underwent intensive practical skills training as acute trauma care givers often need to act quickly, using the right skills and procedures to save life.

The training was conducted by Dr V Anantharaman, Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital and supported by Dr Atanu Barthakur, Director, Emergency and Trauma; Dr Bikas Rai Das, Senior Consultant and Dr Pranjal Mahanta, Chief Consultant at GNRC Hospitals. Notable participants from GNRC included Dr Sunil�Dawka, Chief Consultant; Dr Brajen Sharma, Consultant; Dr Toijam Soni Lyngdoh, Consultant; Dr Gautam Rava, Junior Consultant at GNRC Hospitals and Dr Unmona Borgohain, Joint Director-cum- Principal at Asian Institute of Nursing Education.