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“United Nations: World Day for Remembrance of Road Traffic Accidents Victim”

The department of Forensic medicine & Toxicology of Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute organized a commemoration day at the seminar hall on the 4th floor of the hospital block of Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute on the occasion of United nations: World Day for Remembrance of Road Traffic Accidents Victims, on 21st November 2022 between 10:00 -11:50 AM. The commemoration day was held for raising awareness about the magnitude of the problem of road traffic accidents and the stress and burden it mounts on healthcare resources and human lives. The event was conducted with the objectives to identify the problem of road traffic accidents in society and how it affects lives and resources, identifying the various safety protocols and services provided by law enforcing agencies to minimize the burden of road traffic accidents and emphasizing the prehospital and hospital care strategy of RTA victims based on the Advanced Trauma Life Support Protocol (ATLS). The event began with the arrival of the Dean of Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Professor (Dr). Sukumaran Annamalai, faculties, students, and guest speakers. Following the inauguration with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp Prof (Dr). Dipayan Deb Barman, HOD of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
delivered the welcome speech and introduced the objectives and rationale behind organizing the commemoration day. Thereafter, the Dean of Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research
Institute delivered the keynote address, and this was followed by two sessions with talks delivered by guest speaker 1. Dr. A Shweta on “Management of critically injured road traffic
accident victims in accordance with Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)” and guest speaker 2. Mr. A Bharath on the topic of “Effective steps taken by law enforcement agencies to minimize road traffic accidents”. At the end of the guest speakers sessions, the vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. R Ganesh Associate Professor of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology and finally, the event concluded with paying of the national anthem.

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