The Manipal Academy of Higher Education Affiliated Kasturba Medical College Mangalore promoted Road Safety in great STYLE.
Following on the success of Road Safety Week May 2017, KMC Hospitals, Mangalore along with Emergency Medicine Association (EMA), Canara Orthopedic Society and Mangalore City Traffic Police continued to spread awareness on road safety for the year 2018.
Various events were conducted over a period of one week, which included Walkathon where more than 200 participants were present, interaction with traffic police, training of more than 50 traffic police men on pre-hospital care and first-aid.
Astreet play which was conducted by KMC Medical students along with the traffic police. The street play was one of the center of attraction, which attracted a massive response and the entry of traffic police as the participants of the play made the whole act more colorful and eventful.
The team also organized a live talk in Namma TV and spread the message through Radio bytes via Radio Mirchi and various other social media.
The event was Headed by the able leadership of Mr. T R Suresh (commissioner of police) along with Mr. Hanumantharaya DCP (Law & Order) and Mr. Uma Prasanth DCP (Crime & Traffic)
These events are in continuation to the massive events held across India to celebrate the UN Global Road Safety Mission.Uniqueness of this events were held with lectures and walkathons.
Enthusiastic undergraduates and citizens participated portraying the message of road safety.
There was a massive public response to the event. The physicians and citizens openly interacted with each other about topics related to road safety.
Informative flyers with message to slow down were distributed. This was followed by a phenomenal response of the public to take the pledge to Slow Down and Save Lives!
Overall the event was of great success and received appreciation from various groups, organization and general public.
About UN Global Road Safety Week
The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week was held from 8-14 May 2017. The Week focused on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries. Countries successfully reducing road traffic deaths have done so by prioritizing safety when managing speed. Among the proven strategies to address speed include: Building or modifying roads to include features that calm traffic, establishing speed limits to the function of each road, enforcing speed limits, installing in-vehicle technologies and raising awareness about the dangers of speeding. The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week hoped to increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action on measures to address speed, thereby saving lives on the roads. For More Information: https://www.unroadsafetyweek.org/en/home
The Emergency Medicine Association was founded in 2015 during the INDUSEM2015 World Congress of Academic Emergency Medicine in New Delhi. EMA is the Official voice of competent Emergency Experts. Working towards provision of quality emergency care The EMA is an organized Guild of Emergency Leaders in Health and Medicine. Focused on Developing, Practicing and Progressing Emergency Medicine. EMA has a strong relation with partner organizations, individuals and institutions across the world. The EMA boasts of a strong DNA with its relationships which are geared towards potentiating growth. EMA has the support of the INDO-US Emergency and Trauma Collaborative, the Academic College of Emergency Experts in India and the Academic for Clinical Emergency Nursing in India. For More Information: www.emaindia.net
The INDUSEM mission is to envision and implement the future of Patient Care across the world. The partnership brings together Expert Educators, Inquisitive Innovators and Physicians supporting Safe Patient Care across India, United States and the World. INDUSEM is the Top International Partnership across the World and brings together Institutions, Individuals and Initiatives focused on improving patient care globally. Till date INDUSEM has reached over 50,000 Experts and its reach continues to grow daily. For more information, visit www.indusem.org
About Jeevan Jyoti Rashtriya Abhiyan and Jan Suraksha Abhiyan
Championed by INDUSEM Leaders the Jeevan Jyoti Rashtriya Abhiyan and Jan Suraksha Abhiyan is the Umbrella Flagship Initiative at the National Level which envisions to bring together all the individual local initiatives by NGO, Local Bodies and Organizations to prepare the communities and citizens of India towards preventing injuries, leading a safer lifestyle and responding to emergencies when being in an emergency situation. Inaugurated by the Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh His Excellency Shri. Ram Naik, the Rashriya Abhiyans are now functioning across States of India. For more Information: http://www.indusem.org/public-health-2/
About KMC Mangalore
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (KMC) is a medical college based in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore was started in 1955, utilizing the clinical facilities of the Government Wenlock Hospital and Government Lady Goschen Hospital. In 1961, the pre-clinical section was started in Mangalore.The Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore became an independent unit in 1977. Apart from the two Government hospitals, there is a teaching hospital attached to the College viz., the KMC Hospital, Attavar, established in 1992 with a bed strength of 500.The infrastructural facilities are comparable to international standards with seven big air-conditioned lecture halls fitted with modern audio-visual teaching aids including multi-media projectors and a modern, fully air-conditioned library with a seating capacity of about 500, and with internet facility. The library has over 10,000 books and subscribes to more than 350 journals annually. For More Information: https://manipal.edu/kmc-mangalore.html
About Canara Orthopedic Society
The Canara Orthopedic Society was established in 1990 has grown by leaps and bound to become a vibrant society with more than 280 members comprising of orthopedic consultants hailing from the district of South Canara, including the neighboring districts of Udupi and Kasargod. It has a healthy representation of orthopedic surgeons from various parts of India and a few who are residing in other parts of world giving a rich milieu of experience, knowledge and a vibrant outlook. For More Information: http://cosmangalore.org/