Road Traffic Accidents RTA
Police & Toll Plaza personnel training
Vachana Foundation and SPARSH Hospital, Bangalore engaged the first responders and our heroes from Bengaluru Traffic Police & Toll plaza officials by training them in CPR. From World Trauma day leading up to the occasion of World Stroke Day, a Team of Doctors from SPARSH Hospital, Bangalore – Dr. Ullas Gopalakrishna, Dr. Devendra Naik, Dr. Pranam Hathwar, Dr. Kiran P V, Dr. Rekha C and foundation leads Vivian, Karthika and Ganga trained over 1000 police and 300 Toll plaza personnel across all levels in a life- saving crash course. At Vachana Foundation and SPARSH Hospital, it is our endeavor to reach out to patients during critical hours in need of Trauma Care and save lives with timely medical interventions. Vachana Foundation chips in to help the severely distressed in need.
Participants were initially demonstrated about life support skills over mannequin and in the group of 2 people were made to perform their skills in front of instructors to attain expertise. The trainees enthusiastically performed their skills and were very interactive in learning and clearing their doubts. All the participants were satisfied and thrilled in knowing and learning new modality of life support in event of any emergency which they will be coming across at all times.
The Participants thanked SPARSH Hospital, its founder Dr. Sharan Shivraj Patil and team of professionals for giving them the opportunity to learn this new life saving skill.
India is home to the 2nd largest road network in the world with a total road length of over 62 lakh kilometers! This massive network serves as the nation’s lifeline transporting over 64.5% of all goods within the country in addition to being the preferred option for moving over 90% of India’s passenger traffic. While our roads may showcase development in the country, they are also a source of great danger for users in India for various reasons including misuse by drivers and pedestrians, condition of the infrastructure, and natural disasters.
While India has 1% of the world’s share of the number of vehicles, we account for almost 11% of global road accident deaths. As per the report, there were 4,12,432 unfortunate incidents of road accidents during 2021, which claimed 1,53,972 lives and caused injuries to 3,84,448 persons. Road accidents continue to remain the leading cause of deaths, disabilities, and hospitalizations in the country despite concerted efforts at all levels to contain them.
The Vachana Foundation works across the spectrum of Road Safety to: Prevent Accidents through awareness and other campaigns Provide Emergency Care through our Right to Resuscitation program where we believe that all human beings have a right to resuscitation (emergency care) after any accident and emergency life-saving care should not be dependent on factors like Money or lack of family members/attenders. All the patients received under the Foundation programs in casualty receive primary life-saving care free of Cost.
Treat Accident Survivors through the most complex polytrauma and other injuries they sustain with the highest quality care to prevent mortality, and morbidity and prevent long-term disability.