Chandigarh: Sep 13, 2008 :A two- day Continuing Medical Education (CME) got underway at Command Hospital (Western Command) on Medical Emergencies today, in addition to that a pre conference workshop aimed at hands on training on the emergency room and ICU equipment was also conducted for medical officers from periphery. Eminent specialists from the Armed Forces and various medical institutions of excellence will be attending the seminar and also will be addressing the proceedings.Lt Gen TK Sapru ,GOC-in-C , Western Command was the chief guest. Gen Sapru delivered the presidential address where he emphasized the importance of medical fraternity being up to date in emergency medical care. The Gen released a Brochure and a CD on this occasion. About 150 delegates from the armed forces and civil attended the deliberations.
Maj Gen Shamsher Singh, Commandant Command Hospital stressed upon the need to remain updated about current treatment, trends and protocols. It is this knowledge and skill in use of drugs and emergency equipment that will make all the difference between life and death during a critical event.
Dr K K Talwar, Director PGIMER delivered the key note address on the management of cardiac arrhythmias in emergency room.
Among the other eminent specialists who addressed the proceedings were Lt Gen O P Mathew, Commandant Army Hospital (R&R)who discussed management of acute coronary syndrome. Dr HK Bali spoke on management of acute heart failure. Medical emergencies in respiratory diseases and cardiac emergencies were discussed at length and recent advances in these fields were apprised to the delegates. Tomorrow, Air Vice Marshal KM Suryanarayan (senior consultant medicine) and many other eminent dignitaries from Armed forces and Civil will be delivering lecture highlighting the present emergency Medicare status and future developments.