Essential Burn Care training in Guwahati, India (May 2014)

May 23, 2014
Richard Bendell

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In early May, members of Interburns’s international team visited Guwahati in Assam, India to carry out Essential Burn Care training in partnership with the Burn Care Foundation and Nemcare Hospital. 57 doctors, nurses and paramedics from the north-east of India attended the EBC training on the 8th of May, with a further 35 taking part in an instructor course on the 9th, so that EBC training can continue to be delivered sustainably by local staff. An evening seminar on advances in burn care management was also held on the evening of the 8th and was inaugurated by Sri Swapnanil Baruah, Commissioner of Health, Government of Assam.

Interburns signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Burn Care Foundation to continue to deliver training and improve burn care in the North Eastern States of India.

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This training was organised by Dr Bhupendra Sarma and the faculty included Interburns Director Tom Potokar, Sunil M Keswani, Plastic and Burn Surgeon and Dr. Vandana Keswani, Burn Anesthesiologist from National Burn Centre, New Mumbai, Dr. Rajeswari Dharmarajan, Burn Surgeon from St. John’s Hospital, Bengaluru, Dr. Seemarekha Devi, Prof & Head of Plastic Surgery, Guwahati Medical College and  Dr. Nareswar Sarma, Sr. Consultant Surgeon , Nemcare Hospital.

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Interburns would like to thank all the members of international and local faculty who gave their time an expertise to make this successful training possible, as well as Dr Sian Falder who made further revisions and improvements to our Essential Burn Care course. Special thanks are due to Dr Sarma for all his hard work and commitment in making this successful training possible.

Interburns looks forward to collaborating further with the Burn Care Foundation to improve burn care and prevention in India.

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