The GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI) signed MoU with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for conducting a Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) certification training programmes, which are a first of its kind in the country. From AAFP, Dr Ann Evensen and from GVK EMRI, CEO Subodh Satyawadi and Director K Krishnam Raju, represented the organisations for signing the MoU.
The visiting faculty is developing instructors’ teams at the GVK EMRI to conduct ALSO programmes in India. CEO Satyawadi is hopeful for the programme and said it would have a huge benefit for paramedical staff in the country and help the beneficiaries. ALSO helps pregnant women and children in emergency and contributes in reducing the MMR and the IMR. The GVK EMRI plans to take this programme across the country.