Udupi, May 30: In collaboration with the Udupi district police, the Centre for Clinical and Innovative Forensics (CCIF) and the department of emergency medicine at KMC Manipal proudly organized the Traffic Police and Drivers First Responders Training Workshop. The event was hosted in Dr TMA Pai Hall 1 on May 30, where esteemed guests and experts discussed the importance of such initiatives.
The workshop was graced by the presence of Hakay Akshay Machhindra IPS, superintendent of Police, Udupi District, as the chief guest. Machhindra expressed the utmost importance of these training programmes in enhancing road safety and equipping traffic police and drivers with the necessary skills to respond effectively in emergencies. He acknowledged the critical role that traffic police and drivers play in ensuring public safety on the roads and emphasized the need for continuous training to keep up with the evolving challenges of road management and emergency response. He thanked the MAHE and KMC for organizing this very important initiatives.
As a guest of honour, Dr Sharath K Rao, pro vice chancellor (Health Sciences), delivered an inspiring speech, sharing profound insights and emphasizing the unwavering commitment of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) to remain at the forefront of carrying out impactful activities for many years to come. Dr. Rao acknowledged MAHE's long-standing dedication to advancing healthcare education, research, and community engagement. He expressed gratitude to the Udupi Police, Centre for Clinical and Innovative Forensics (CCIF), and the Department of Emergency Medicine for their collaborative efforts in taking this important activity forward.
Dr Avinash Shetty, medical superintendent of Kasturba Hospital Manipal, in his keynote address acknowledged the Udupi District Police for their commitment to maintaining law and order, ensuring public safety, and actively participating in initiatives that strengthen community well-being.
Participants of the workshop received comprehensive training in various areas, including first aid techniques, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), accident management, and other essential skills crucial for immediate response in road accidents and emergency situations. The workshop provided an interactive platform for participants to learn from experienced professionals, exchange best practices, and enhance their abilities to mitigate risks and provide critical assistance at accident sites.
Dr Padmaraj Hegde, dean of KMC Manipal, welcomed the distinguished guests, participants, and attendees. Dr Freston Marc Sirur, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kasturba Hospital Manipal, gave an overview, Dr Vinod Nayak, coordinator of CCIF at KMC Manipal, gave the vote of thanks.