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GVK inaugurates Emergency Care Simulation Complex at main campus in Secunderabad

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The simulation complex has been commissioned with a grant from the Tata Trusts, aims to provide simulation based medical education using sophisticated, technically advanced manikins

ESL Narasimhan, Governor, Telangana, inaugurated the state-of-the-art GVK EMRI Emergency Care Simulation Complex at the GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute痴 (GVK EMRI) main campus in Secunderabad recently, in the presence of Eatala Rajender, Minister for Medical and Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Telangana, Ch Malla Reddy, Minister, Labour and Employment, Factories, Women and Child Welfare and Skill Development, Govt of Telangana, A Revanth Reddy, Member of Parliament and RK Krishna Kumar, Trustee, Tata Trusts. Also present on the occasion amongst others were, Dr GVK Reddy, Founder, Chairman, GVK and Krishnam Raju, Director, GVK EMRI.

The simulation complex has been commissioned with a grant from the Tata Trusts and aims to provide simulation based medical education using sophisticated and technically advanced manikins enabling students to evaluate, perform and repeat the same exercises until they get the procedure right. Emergency management and life support skill gaps have been identified on a very large scale across India amongst doctors, nurses and para medical staff by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Indian Nursing Council (INC) and the Simulation Complex has been commissioned with the objective of equipping the trainees with the requisite skills. Emergency life support skills to save lives and reduce complications by timely stabilisation and interventions require upgradation to enable assured level of care in public health institutions in India as per the research data available. Road traffic accidents cause a loss of 3 per cent GDP in India. Thus emergency life support skills are recognised as a major issue in terms of ‘patient safety’, ‘patient outcomes’ and ‘economic burden’.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Reddy said, “We are thankful to Tata Trusts for their grant which has enabled us to set up this world class emergency care Simulation Complex, that is most modern and equipped with technically advanced manikins. We will also look to train healthcare providers from developing countries in the near future.”

Life time Achievement Awards were also presented on the occasion by the Governor to RK Krishna Kumar, Trustee, Tata Trusts, Dr Kakarla Subba Rao, Ex-Director, NIMS, Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, and Dr B Somaraju, Chairman, Care Hospitals, for the yeoman services rendered by them over the last few decades.

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