Medical emergencies: KIMS to upgrade knowledge base of doctors in remote Odisha

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Continuing its philosophy of “healthcare with a healing touch’’ city-based Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT-Deemed-to-be-University, would take its role further in spreading messages on the management of medical emergencies to the primary health centres (PHCs) and community health centre (CHCs) in the coming days, in order to help citizens across Odisha.

As part of the 5th CME during the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the KIIT-DU on “Clinical pearls in the management of medical emergencies’’ on January 15, for the first time, doctors from various PHCs and CHCs across the State were given an opportunity to learn how to treat trauma and emergency cases and the experts, through their valued talks, tried to enlighten the participants on how to work efficiently and correctly to treat the victims during the first few minutes and hours as it’s called the “golden hour’’ in medical parlance.

Director Health Services of Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha Dr.Bijay Mohapatra, who chaired the first session at the CME, said “the government will chalk out a plan through a public-private participatory model to spread social sensitization across the State in order to help better resuscitation and care of trauma patients so that more and more lives could be saved. Through this knowledge sharing we can save more lives responding to the “golden hour.’’

Participating at the day-long CME Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr. C.B.K. Mohanty added that in order to help more and more patients and emergency cases at the remote areas of Odisha, KIMS, as the first private medical college of Odisha, will take up initiatives so that healthcare delivery would be benefitted much.’’

It can be mentioned here that KIMS has got a state-of-art dedicated simulation and skill up-gradation center for healthcare sector named ‘KAABEEL’. Medical simulation allows the acquisition of clinical skills through deliberate practice rather than an apprentice or internship style of learning. “KAABEEL” simulation and skill up-gradation center bridges the gap by offering students, residents; fellows and clinicians to adopt new practices, integrated with modern technologies.

Many experts, during their talks in the pre-lunch session observed that though the “golden hour’’ generally considered in between the first one/two hours’ period after the resuscitation, the overall care, handling, careful transportation, management, lifting without injuring the spine, head and pelvic regions hold much for a quick and effective recovery of the patients. So it’s the quality of care during the earliest response post-trauma, which holds the key.

Founder of KIIT, KISS and KIMS Dr.Achyuta Samanta congratulated the participants for taking up the important CME, which would also help the doctors from the periphery and remote areas across the State.

Among others, Dr.NibeditaPani Director PGIMER Capital Hospital, KIMS Principal Dr.Ambika Prasad Mohanty, Medical Superintendent Dr. Rama Chandra Das, Vice-Principal Dr.Shubhransu Patro,  HoD Emergency Medicine Dr.Sidhartha Mishra, HoD ENT Dr.Kabikanta Samantray, HoD Critical Care Dr.Sujit Kumar Pradhan, Senior Professor O&G Dr.Sudhanshu Kumar Rath,  HoD O&G Dr.Jyochnamayi Panda, HoD Neurosurgery Dr. N.K Dash, Dr.Panchanan Sahu Professor Cardiology, Dr. K.P. Tripathy and Dr.Namita Mahapatra Professors Medicine, Dr.SudhirPanigrahi Professor Surgery and many senior Faculty members of KIMS participated in different sessions.

(EOM)

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