Essential Burn Care training in Hojai, India (May 2015)

May 27, 2015
Richard Bendell

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One of our key partners in India, the Burn Care Foundation recently completed a training programme in Essential Burn Care at HAMM Hospital in Hojai on the 22nd of May. Burn Care Foundation is a social unit of NEMCARE Hospital, Guwahati. The program was organized under the patronage of the Association of Surgeons of Assam (ASA) , alongside its mid-term continuing medical education.

Faculty for the training included Dr Bhupendra Prasad Sarma, Convener of Burn Care Foundation, along with Dr Kuldeep Singh, Plastic and Burn Surgeon from Apollo Hospital, New Delhi and Dr Nareswar Sarma , Senior Consultant Surgeon NEMCARE Hospital, who led this interactive and practical oriented program. The aim of the program was to impart training on appropriate initial management of burns at the peripheral hospitals in rural areas, where most victims of burn injuries first report.

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A total of 112 medical personnel, including 24 doctors, 58 nurses and 30 paramedics from Hojai and other parts of Assam attended the program. Dr Rabindra Nath Majumdar President of Association of Surgeons of Assam, Dr Pulakananda Bharali, Hon. Secretary of ASA and Dr Chaidul Islam, Medical Director of HAMM Hospital, Hojai attended the program and delivered their valuable comments. Dr. Majumdar, while lauding the efforts of Burn Care Foundation in furthering the cause of development of Burn Care in the entire North –East, assured the group of the full support of the ASA in arranging more such programs in the near future.

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An awareness Program on First Aid and Prevention of Burns was also held at the same venue, where 212 people from the town participated. Dr Bhupendra Prasad Sarma delivered a talk with audio- visual presentation on first aid and prevention of burns and cleared up some common misconceptions regarding appropriate first aid for burns.

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Interburns would like to offer our sincere thanks and congratulations to Dr Sarma and all his colleagues for their hard work in arranging and delivering this successful programme, as well as the ASA for their support for the training.