Siddaganga Hospital and Research Centre (SHRC), a super-speciality hospital in Tumakuru announced the launch of Road Safety and Basic Life Support (BLS) Training Programme for Tumakuru Police Personnel. The announcement was made by Dr Shivanna Paramesh, Managing Director – SHRC in the presence of Siddalinga Mahaswamiji, Pontiff, Siddaganga Mutt, Dr Umashankar, Chairman, SHRC and Dr Kona Vamsikrishna, SP, Tumakuru Police. SHRC has partnered with Tumakuru Police, regarded as the Guardians of Tumakuru’s roads, to spread awareness about the essential steps that need to be taken to support victims of roads accidents or other medical emergencies on the road.
Under this month-long programme, SHRC will provide Tumakuru Police a 360-degree training programme on BLS, a method of non-invasive emergency procedure to assist in the immediate survival in case of a medical emergency without the use of any medications. It aims to provide prompt medical interventions to save a victim within the ‘Golden Hour,’ even prevent death. Golden hour refers to a window of time, after a traumatic injury in which a victim’s chances of survival is significantly higher if immediate medical attention is administered. BLS training includes providing a basic knowledge on life-saving techniques which will help prepare a person for emergency situations to care and save the lives of others. It also includes critical thinking and problem-solving skills and be able to work as part of a team to deliver the best care possible and improve patient outcomes.