BENGALURU: Temasek Foundation International and SingHealth, Singapore’s public health services, on Wednesday launched a three-year training programme in ‘First Response Emergency’ to improve the survival rates of patients, especially accident and trauma victims, in Karnataka.
SingHealth and the state government entered into an MoU in June as part of efforts to improve survival outcomes by enhancing the competencies of emergency health care teams in the state.
Under this partnership, SingHealth group will provide training and share knowledge with emergency care teams in Karnataka and equip them with the advanced emergency care skills to manage critical emergencies.
This three-year programme in Karnataka and Singapore is expected to benefit more than 300 health care professionals from in and around the state. Participants will undergo training in advanced cardiovascular life support as well as community first responder courses.
Trauma, cardiovascular attacks, breathing difficulties, chest pain, poisoning and burns contribute to nearly 30 per cent cases in emergency management.During this programme, 60 participants will be selected and trained as master trainers who will receive five days training sessions at the Singapore General Hospital. After successful completion of the training, master trainers will, in turn, train specialists in Karnataka.