Indo-Japan emergency relief training programme from today

 The programme is jointly organised by the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA), Japan, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan and Manipal University.

Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, Country Chairperson of AMDA India Dr M S Kamath informed that the meet would be inaugurated on August 26 at Fortune Valley View Hotel by Manipal University Pro-Chancellor Dr H S Ballal. Udupi Deputy Commissioner Hemalatha would be the chief guest. The valedictory function will be held on August 29 in the counselling hall of Manipal University building, he added.

On the first two days of the programme, there would be presentations, lecture demonstrations and discussions by experts. On day three, there will be a basic life support workshop at Simulation centre of Manipal University. The programme was being held to train prospective emergency relief workers whose services would be used in case of any emergency. Experts from different places, including UNICEF, National Institute of Disaster Management and NIMHANS, Bangalore will take part in the meet, he said.

Giving details of the tie-up between AMDA and Manipal University over the past decade, Dr Kamath said that the two share a common goal—health, education and empowerment of local people. “AMDA International and AMDA India have conducted emergency medical relief activities at the disaster areas of Lathur earthquake, Bhuj earthquake, cyclone and flood hit areas of Orissa, Tsunami hit Tamilnadu districts and flood-hit Bihar. Manipal University has provided the expert medical and paramedic personnel for the projects,” he said.

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