AAPI in association with KPC Medical College & Hospital hosted its Police Training Camp in Kolkata
Kolkata, Dec 27, 2017,
Safe Drive Safe Life is a priority slogan for Government of West Bengal. But in all practical purpose in the ground many life would have been saved if training on CPR technique was provided to the police personal. Keeping this in mind AAPI organized a awareness program for police officers of West Bengal at American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), in association with KPC Medical College & Hospital, is hosting its 11th Global health Summit in Kolkata from December 27th to 30th, 2017. Its major initiatives comprises, engaging with Healthcare professionals and Govt. of West Bengal in collaboration with Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare and several leading professional associations. The objective of this drive is to enhance skills, exchange of knowledge and making quality healthcare affordable and accessible to all people. To support this endeavor, AAPI brought together the best minds in medicine from India and the United States to collaborate and develop cutting edge, practical and India centric solutions.
The Police Training Camp was be held at KPC Medical College & Hospital on December 27, 2017 at KPC Medical College & Hospital.
Here are some of the key initiatives that were undertaken at the Police training camp :
Road Safety: Increasing number of fatalities due to traffic accidents is a major cause of concern. AAPI in collaboration with several leading experts from India has developed the treatment and management guidelines for head injury. It is also glad to work with the Government of West Bengal in evaluating and conducting a pilot to implement these guidelines that have proven to reduce mortality.
CPR Training for Police: In addition, AAPI initiated the training of Traffic Police on CPR as they are generally the first at the site of accidents. CPR when administered correctly and on time has proven to stabilize victims until further help arrives. . Five members from AUA (American University of Antigua) gave training to the local CPR. It was a preliminary training on how to save the lives of accident victims, with the help of equipments. These equipments were then gifted to the Kolkata Police by AUA.
Personalities like Gautam Samadder- President Elect of AAPI USA, Shri Vivek Sahay-IPS,ADG& IGP,Traffic, West Bengal, Dr. Kali Pradip Chaudhuri-Founder and Chairman of KPC Group, Anwar Feroz Siddiqui -Chief Strategic Advisor of AAPI. Renowned Actor, Mr. Sabyasachi Chakraborty and the Internationally acclaimed Dancer, Ms Alokananda Roy were also present at the event to support the noble cause of AAPI for developing healthcare in India.
AAPI is a non-political umbrella organization which has nearly 90 local chapters in the United States, specialty societies and alumni organizations. Almost 10%-12% of medical students entering US schools are of Indian origin. AAPI represents the interests of over 60,000 physicians and 25,000 medical students and residents of Indian heritage in the United States. The mission AAPI, the largest ethnic organization of physicians, is to provide a forum to facilitate and enable Indian American physicians to excel at inpatient care, teaching and research, and to pursue their aspirations in professional and community affairs. The new Executive Committee is working hard to ensure active participation of young physicians, increasing membership, and enabling AAPI’s voice to be heard in the corridors of power, and thus taking AAPI to new heights.
About KPC MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities & equipment, KPC Medical College & Hospital opened its door in September 2006 to deliver world-class medical and surgical treatments to patients locally and internationally. KPC Medical College a first state of the art Private Medical College in West Bengal with a capacity of admission 150 students in MBBS course. KPC Medical College offers four different types of paramedical courses which are recognized by State Medical faculty of West Bengal, India.