BANGALORE: GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute) that operates as Arogya Kavacha (108) in Karnataka signed an MoU with the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) Australia in New Delhi on Saturday in the presence of Tony Abbot, Prime Minister of Australia to improve trauma care in India.
GVK EMRI said in a statement, “the technical know-how of NTRI Australia combined with the experience of GVK EMRI in Indian conditions will accelerate developments in trauma care. Through this initiative, we will be able to save many more lives, specially in trauma care”.
It said the collaboration with NTRI aims at developing model regional trauma systems, linking ambulance and hospital services and training in trauma care and emergency system leadership.
Belgaum School Closed for a Week
The Kittur Rani Channamma Sainik Girls Residential School at Kittur town in Bailhongal taluk has declared a one-week holiday as some students are suffering from cough and fever. A team of doctors headed by Taluk Medical Officer Dr M S Palled visited the private school, examined the girls and sent their blood samples and water used in the school for testing to a government laboratory in Bangalore. Doctor Palled suspects that it could be viral fever. District Health Officer Dr Appasaheb Naratti when contacted, told Express that he has instructed the school management to send the students home to prevent the spread of the fever. School management board chairman could not be reached for his comments.