August 10, 2017
The Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, along with the Education Department, today conducted an emergency preparedness programme – Kongu Pedicon 2017 – for school teachers. Inaugurating the pre-conference workshop (that was held as part of the 42nd annual conference of Indian Academy of Peadiatrics), KMCH.
Chairman Dr. Nalla G. Palaniswami said maintaining children’s health and saving them when they fall sick was more important. “It needs great support and awareness from parents, care givers, teachers and health care workers from the society to keep the younger generation safe and healthy,” he said.
Paediatricians of the hospital explained how to handle conditions such as asthma, convulsions, gastrointestinal problems, behavioural issues and ENT related issues. They also explained to the teachers, numbering around 250 who attended the workshop, about basic life support and how to setup first aid room in school.
“Basic life support performed by bystanders improves outcomes in cardio-respiratory arrest, yet less than 1 per cent of population can perform it effectively. It has been estimated that if 15-20% of the population could perform basic life support, this could reduce mortality out of the hospital significantly,” a press release from the hospital said.
T. Ganesha Moorthy, Chief Educational Officer, Coimbatore, was the chief guest.