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How Karnataka Doctors Are Turning Citizens Into ‘Saviours’ for Accident Victims!

A team of doctors in Karnataka, are training civilians to provide pre-hospital aid in case of medical emergencies

Pre-hospital first emergency response is vital especially in the case of accident victims. Even the slightest care can make the difference between life and death. Which is probably why some like-minded doctors and technology honchos in Karnataka have come up with an initiative called the ‘Savior Campaign”.

Maneesh Rai, a Cardiologist at KMC Hospital, Mangaluru, a member of the ‘Savior Campaign’ told The Hindu that the idea of starting the campaign followed the launch of the ‘Savior App’, four months ago.

What is the ‘Savior Campaign’?

The Karnataka team of doctors has decided to train civilians to be excellent first-responders. Image Credit: Saviour
The Karnataka team of doctors has decided to train civilians to be excellent first-responders. Image Credit: Saviour

The ‘Savior Campaign’ is an initiative by a group of like-minded doctors, including the aforementioned Dr Rai, and Dikshith Rai of Code Craft Technologies.

According to Dr Rai in News Karnataka, the campaign aims to
1. Educate local people about healthcare and medical emergencies.
2. Encourage community participation by training first responders to handle pre-hospital care.
3. Improve the response time of ambulances using a mobile app.

In this unique campaign, private and government hospitals will join hands to spread the message of pre-hospital care and also train people in emergency life-support.

So, what is the application and how does it work?

Developed with the support of Code Craft Technologies, the app helps major hospitals in the city arrange ambulances during accidents and other medical emergencies. The app alerts the nearest ambulance, first responders as well as the user’s emergency contacts, with the single click of a button.

According to News Karnataka, the app has networked with 12 hospitals in the city, and the user can choose to be dropped to any of those hospitals, irrespective of which hospital’s ambulance has picked them up.

Impact:-

Jeedhu Radhakrishnan, Department of Emergency, KMC Hospital, told The Hindu that around 400 volunteers had been trained of whom 300 were master trainers.

The master trainers underwent simultaneous training sessions at nine different city hospitals on Saturday, September 16. They had also participated in a conference on medical emergencies and pre-hospital care at the Mangaluru Town Hall that day. The event saw further goals set, specifically more master trainers, well-versed in managing emergency life support and trauma, who will also educate community folks about the issue.


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The team also approached Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S to increase the number of people trained in emergency life support and essential accident care.

To register as a volunteer on or know more about pre-accident care, log on to https://saviorhealth.com/.

(Edited by Shruti Singhal)

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