Mangaluru: KMC Hospital inaugurates 'Emergency Medicine Club Mangalore' (EMCM).

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Mangaluru, Nov 10: KMC Hospital, Dr B R Ambedkar Circle, and KMC Hospital Attavar jointly hosted an inaugural meeting of the “Emergency Medicine Club Mangalore” (EMCM). The event was supported by reputed medical colleges and top private hospitals of the Dakshina Kannada district, bringing together Emergency Medicine professionals from various hospitals in Mangaluru.

The event showcased a collective commitment to advancing emergency medical care in the region. The event witnessed the active participation of 85 doctors and 9 medical colleges and all hospitals of Mangaluru attended and supported this initiative. The event was graced by Dr H R Thimmaiah, district health officer, Dakshina Kannada, and Dr G K Bhat Sankabithilu, public relations officer, Indian Medical Association (IMA).


The main objective of the event was to showcase a platform for emergency medicine specialists, practitioners, and researchers to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and discuss innovative approaches in the field. The meeting featured insightful keynote speeches and interactive discussions. By bringing together the expertise of all the emergency care, the event aimed to evaluate the standard of Emergency care, ensuring swift and effective responses during critical situations.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr H R Thimmaiah, district health Officer, Dakshina Kannada said, “This is the need of the Hour”. He shared his personal experiences of how better a victim could have been handled in emergency situations. He has asked to conduct more awareness programs for the first responders and to conduct more activities in the hospital and out of the hospitals. He also gave his good wishes to the emergency experts in the region.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jeedhu Radhakrishnan, emergency medicine said, “The initiative of having this club is to develop a standardised emergency care system, increasing awareness among other specialties and public collaboration between the emergency care specialists. The emergency medicine club Mangalore not only fostered professional growth but also encouraged interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange. This would herald a new chapter in sharing insights and updating on the recent advancements in Emergency Medicine care for the people of Mangaluru.”

Through this initiative, the club would like to organize community outreach programs and set mock drills in public places for community awareness during Emergencies besides holding Continuous Medical Education (CME) workshops. Emergencies can occur at any time, and the first hour, also called the Golden Hour, is critical in determining the prognosis and taking swift action, Dr. Radhakrishnan added.

Saghir Siddiqui, regional chief operating officer of KMC Hospital, Mangaluru said, “The Emergency Medicine Club Mangalore (EMCM) at KMC Hospital is designed to be a one-stop destination for the healthcare needs. With a team of highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care to patients during emergency medical services. KMC Hospital has been and continues to manage emergency cases through timely medical intervention within the golden hour. We believe that initiatives like this would help benefit the people of Mangaluru and the neighborhood region to get access to the recent updates and advancements through the club.”

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