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Workshop on Neonatology Transport held at Himalayan Hospital

By Our Staff Reporter 
Dehradun, 22 July: A neonatal transport workshop was organised under the patronage of Chancellor SRHU, Dr Vijay Dhasmana, by collaboration of departments of Neonatalogy and Pediatrics in Himalayan Hospital, Jollygrant.

Prof Girish Gupta was the program coordinator. The event was  attended by a total of 52 participants and 15 faculty members. The theme for the workshop was comprehensive concepts of neonatal transport.

Inaugurating the programme, Director General Academic Development, Prof Vijendra Chauhan said that this is one much needed area and the gains from the workshop will help neonatal survival.

Principal and Dean, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, congratulated the organising team and participants for being part of an effort to improve the neonatal care  in the state of Uttarakhand.

Dr Prakash Keshaviah, Guest of Honour, underlined the fact that a public-private partnership will immensely help building infrastructure for neonatal transport.

A comprehensive book on neonatal transport was also released during the CME. The book contains all relevant information for improving neonatal transport including concepts and use of artificial intelligence and telemedicine. Participants learnt from basics to advanced aspects of neonatal transport through talks delivered by Prof Anil Rawat, Dr Sanober Wasim, Dr saikat Patra, Dr Chinmay Chetan and Dr Rakesh Kumar.

The sessions were moderated by Prof Girish Gupta and Prof Ashish Simalti.

Hands-on training on equipment, monitoring, difficult scenarios and communication skills required for  neonatal transport was conducted by Dr Nitika Agrawal, Dr Yasir Ahmed Lone, Dr Manju Kedarnath, Dr Aisha Imran, Dr Suraj Singh, Dr Prachi, Dr Brajendra,  Indu and  Kiran. Participants also  visited the advanced neoantal transport ambulance and learnt how to replicate and modify a normal ambulance to one suited for neonatal transport.

In the end Prof Girish Gupta reiterated that Himalayan Hospital is committed to hand-holding and training of interested participants in neonatal transport, through formal courses.

Brigadier Ravindra Singh Saini, Dr Joshi, Dr Sunil Saini, Madhuri, Deepak, and others were present on the occasion.