~ Undertaken in association with Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine the two-day course imparted knowledge on critical care to 64 doctors ~
Bhubaneswar, 6th June, 2015: AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar the Super Specialty Hospital from AMRI Hospitals Ltd, one of the largest and fastest growing hospital chain in Eastern India hosted the 18th comprehensive course in critical care (4C) under the aegis of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM). The two-day course was held on 6-7th June, 2015 in AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar and was attended by 64 doctors from Odisha and neighboring states. The course, conducted for the very first time in Odisha, witnessed the presence of Surg RAdm Dr. Salil Kr Mohanty, VP, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar and Dr Narayan Mishra, President, National College of Chest Physicians (NCCP) during the inaugural ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Surg R Adm Dr Salil Kr Mohanty, VP, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar said, “We are privileged to hold this two-day knowledge delivering course and are also open to associate with more of these tutorial initiatives in future. Critical care has been one of our primary focus with 80 beds dedicated for this purpose in our world-class emergency department and a round-the-clock, superior ambulance patrol active across Bhubaneswar to render on-spot service. Besides these, the facility at AMRI has been meticulous in offering a comprehensive array for superior patient care, from routine and conventional diagnostic services to more focussed and advanced diagnostic innovations in medical science. Our hope and endeavour would be to hold this course more frequently in Odisha which would help practitioners here to stay abreast with the updated knowhow on emergency care.”
The course was organized by NCCP and ISCCM Bhubaneswar and conducted by prominent national faculties like Dr Rajesh Chawla (National Coordinator), Dr Atul Kulkarni (President elect, ISCCM), Dr Subhash Todi from Kolkata, Dr N Ramakrishnan, Chennai, Dr Samir Sahu, Bhubaneswar, Dr Deven Juneja and Dr Srikanth Srinivasan from Delhi.
Dr Rajesh Chawla, past president, ISCCM said, “We have already had 17 editions of this course in various cities of India. In Odisha we have been looking for a partner for a long time since we felt the need to sensitize the doctors here with the best of critical care. The opening of AMRI Hospitals in Bhubaneswar last year opened this opportunity for us. AMRI Hospital, Bhubaneswar with its advanced critical care infrastructure came up as the first choice. We are pleased with the turnout of participants and the way AMRI’s clinical and administrative resources have helped make this course execution a great success. We hope to nurture an enduring relationship with AMRI in the years to come.”
Well equipped with state of the art equipments, AMRI Bhubaneswar facilitated a smooth completion of the course following established clinical protocols. The hospital has been delivering highly specialized healthcare
alongside outstanding patient-care services. The association and involvement of eminent names from the medical fraternity also aided the process of imparting knowledge of critical medicinal care to the doctors.
“The 4C course is a modular course of ISCCM for personnel who are working in ICUs or are interested in critical care medicine. This course introduces basic aspects of critical care medicine. It is an educational initiative of Indian College of Critical Care Medicine, the academic wing of ISCCM. The course material has been prepared by renowned national faculty for the ICUs of India. In addition to general topics in critical care it has topics relevant to Indian ICUs. We are certain that doctors in Odisha and neighboring states were immensely benefited with the initiative.” said Dr Samir Sahu, Director, Critical Care & Pulmonology, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar and the organizing secretary of the event.
The course consisted of lectures on relevant topics and six workshops on Airway, Trauma, Mechanical Ventilation, Hemodynamic monitoring, Radiology and Ultrasound. An ICU protocol book was also given to all the participants.
About AMRI Hospitals Ltd
AMRI Hospitals, a multi-specialty healthcare facility in Eastern India with specialization in Oncology, Neuro Sciences, Cardiac Sciences, Orthopedics, Emergency &Trauma care, Gynecology & Childcare is the largest player in private sector with its existing strength of around 1000 beds. With its state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities, AMRI is ensuring that people from Eastern India are provided affordable high quality medical care in the region, so that patients need not travel to other parts of the country for medical treatment. Capacity expansion is also underway at AMRI for additional beds in its existing facilities in Kolkata. A 400 bedded state-of-the art super-specialty hospital has recently become operational in Bhubaneswar. AMRI Hospitals will soon be setting up a new 400 bedded facility in West Bengal with an investment of Rs.500 crs. The Group is committed to serve the people of Eastern India and has plans to add another 600-700 beds in the next 3-4 years.
AMRI Hospitals is a part of Rs.10,000 cr Emami Group, a diversified business conglomerate, having presence in FMCG, Biodiesel, Edible Oil, Paper, Writing Instruments, Realty, Retail, Cement, Solar Power and Healthcare.