Hyderabad University gets 43 first responders for health emergencies

Students and faculty members of Hyderabad University were trained in first aid response and management by EMRI Green Health Services.

The participants were trained to be first responders for common medical trauma and environmental emergencies. (Image: Press Release)The participants were trained to be first responders for common medical trauma and environmental emergencies. (Image: Press Release)

Divyansh | September 4, 2023 | 06:41 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The University of Hyderabad’s (UoH) the School of Medical Sciences organised a two-day ‘training the trainer’ programme on September 1 and 2. The programme is part of the recently agreement between the university and the EMRI Green Health Services; popularly called 108.

The objective of the training was to equip university stakeholders, especially students, scholars and faculty, in the first aid response and management. The first day of the training was held in the university campus at CIS while the second day was held at the EMRI GHS facility complex at Medchal for hands-on practice.

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Forty-three students and faculty members of Hyderabad University were trained as first responder. On the first day, the participants were provided training on how to be the first responders for common medical, trauma and environmental emergencies. It was followed by an elaborate skill impartment and evaluation of the same by the trainers from EMRI.

On the second day, the participants were given tasks to make presentations as trainers. They presented these for five minutes to the group and were provided comments to help them become trainers in the campus.

Geeta K Vemuganti, dean, school of medical sciences, lauded the team and motivated them to also help in the running of the interdisciplinary three-credit course at CIS for the students in ‘Basic Emergency Care Skills’. Supported by the university’s Institute of Excellence initiative, necessary equipment and needed mannequins for simulation will be organised very soon in the facility, it was conveyed.

GV Ramana Rao, director, EMRI-GHS said, “This is the first time an academic institution of higher education has really made a significant effort to demonstrate its social responsibility and citizen engagement.”

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