Manipal Hospital, Gurugram Observes World Emergency Medicine Day with BLS Session in Gurugram

Gurugram, 27th May 2023 – Ahead of World Emergency Medicine Day by organizing a Basic Life Support (BLS) session at Aakash Public School Sector 5, One Resident Welfare Association, Sector 22 and Hughes Systique Pvt Ltd. The event aimed to raise awareness about emergency medical care and equip participants with life-saving skills.

World Emergency Medicine Day, observed globally on 27th May each year, recognizes the critical role of emergency medicine in saving lives and improving patient outcomes. It serves as an opportunity to highlight the importance of emergency care and the need for accessible and high-quality emergency medical services.

The BLS session conducted by Manipal Hospital, Gurugram saw active participation of more than 300 participants including students, faculty members, resident of RWA and corporate employees. From Aakash Public School, Resident of One Resident Welfare Association and staff of Hughes Systique Pvt Ltd. The session focused on providing fundamental knowledge and practical training in life-saving techniques such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), choking management, and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage. Participants learned how to respond effectively in emergency situations and provide immediate assistance until professional medical help arrives.

Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Director of Manipal Hospital, Gurugram, expressed the hospital’s commitment to community welfare and emergency preparedness. He stated, “World Emergency Medicine Day serves as a reminder of the crucial role played by emergency medicine in saving lives. By organizing the BLS session at Aakash Public School Sector, One Resident Welfare Association and Hughes Systique Pvt Ltd., we aim to empower individuals with life-saving skills and create a safer community. Early intervention in emergencies can significantly improve outcomes, and we encourage everyone to be prepared and equipped with basic emergency medical knowledge.”

About Manipal Hospitals

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the top healthcare providers in India serving over 4.5 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable, high quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out of hospital care. With the completion of acquisition of 100% shareholding in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited and Vikram Hospital (Bengaluru) Private Limited, the integrated network today has a pan-India footprint of 29 hospitals across 16 cities with 8,300+ beds, and a talented pool of 4,000 doctors and an employee strength of over 12,000.

Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from around the globe. Manipal Hospitals is NABH, AAHRPP accredited and most of the hospitals in its network are NABL, ER, Blood Bank accredited and recognized for Nursing Excellence. Manipal Hospitals has also been recognised the most respected and patient recommended hospital in India through various consumer surveys.