ACP Geetha Kulkarni Releases Public Awareness Video on ‘Make Way for the Ambulance’ at KMC

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ACP Geetha Kulkarni Releases Public Awareness Video on ‘Make Way for the Ambulance’ Conceptualised by KMC Hospital Mangalore

Mangaluru: To Mark, National Road Safety Week, KMC Hospital in association with the Mangalore Traffic police released a public awareness Video “Make Way for the Ambulance” at KMC Hospital, Tower 2, Dr B R Ambedkar circle here on January 16.

The programme began with an invocation. Regional Chief Operating Officer, KMC Hospital, Mangalore Saghir Siddiqui welcomed the gathering and said, “We are glad that the Mangalore City Traffic Police have joined hands for this noble initiative taken up by KMC Hospital, Mangalore. The Mangalore City traffic police are striving hard in maintaining the traffic in the city. The police have supported us during emergency services like the green corridor, and organ transportation during organ transplants and ensured 24/7 road safety of the people in all-weather conditions in Mangalore. Providing timely healthcare to an individual can make a lot of difference in the person’s health and well-being. KMC Hospital will always take all the necessary measures to ensure the well-being of the patients”.

ACP Traffic Geetha Kulkarni inaugurated the programme by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries. The video “Make Way for the Ambulance” was released by ACP Geetha Kulkarni in the presence of Dr B Unnikrishnan, Dean, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Saghir Siddiqui, Regional Chief Operating Officer, KMC Hospital, Mangalore and Dr Jeedhu R, Head of Emergency Medicine, KMC Hospital, Mangalore.

Marketing Head Rakesh Darshan briefed on the video and said, “The video has been graphically done by KMC Hospital to create awareness amongst the general public, to foster favourable traffic behaviour by making way for ambulances during emergency conditions. The Video will be uploaded on social media to create awareness”.

Addressing the gathering ACP Geetha Kulkarni said, “Every year, the National Road Safety Week is observed from January 11 to 17. The week intends to spread awareness about road safety, which is a major concern for authorities as well as the government. I am very glad that KMC Hospital has taken this noble initiative by launching a video on traffic behaviour. I hope this initiative will help the general public gain greater awareness of such emergency services that can save the lives of people. Through this platform, I request the general public to follow traffic rules and give away to the ambulance because every life is precious”. 

Geetha Kulkarni further said, “I know that the people of Mangaluru are well-educated and law-abiding. But sometimes knowingly or unknowingly we forget to give way to the Ambulances. We need to refresh the memory and create more awareness. It is our prime duty to give way to ambulances, fire services, emergency vehicles and other VIP moments. Now the law is very strict, if anyone violates the traffic rules by not giving way to the ambulances, they will be arrested, fined and sent to Judicial custody for 6 months. So let us join hands with the traffic police and create a safe and healthy society. Save your life as well as others too.”

In his presidential address, Dr B Unnikrishnan said, “Emergency medical services are an essential component of a healthcare system. These services provide timely and appropriate medical treatment, especially in cases of life-threatening illness or injury. Among the various types of emergency medical services, the ambulance service is the most common and widely used, providing immediate medical assistance in emergencies. The video showcases the need to foster proper traffic behaviour among the public during emergencies.”

Dr Jeedhu R, Head of Emergency Medicine, KMC Hospital, Mangalore said, “Necessary initiatives are being taken to 24/7 emergency services in the emergency department of KMC Hospital, Mangalore to cater to pediatric and adult emergencies so as to provide comprehensive emergency care supported by multi-speciality departments, senior doctors, experienced para-medical staff and critical care services.” 

For any emergencies, the public can contact KMC Hospital, Mangalore at 0824 – 2222227

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 the 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 28 hospitals across 15 cities with 7,800+ beds, and a talented pool of 4,000 doctors and an employee strength of over 11,000. 

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

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