The Government of Nepal Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal Ambulance Service (NAS), World Health Organisation Nepal, Danish Red Cross and European Union Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection organised First National Conference on Pre-Hospital Care for Emergencies in Nepal for EMTs, health workers, doctors, medical representatives and practitioners.
The event was organised to create a scene assessment of the pre-hospital environment, initial assessment of the patient, manage the life threatening emergencies with appropriate initial steps, proper monitoring during the transfer of the patient while maintaining good communication with their medical base. Pre-Hospital Care Conference was conducted with the aim of advancing the responders knowledge, confidence and skill with regard to these challenges.
The conference was inaugurated by State Minister for Health and Population, Padma Kumari Aryal. Om Raj Bhandari, President of NAS said, “As the President and one of the founders of Nepal Ambulance Service, I am aware of the dire state of pre-hospital care services throughout Nepal. Many critically ill and injured patients are deprived of timely treatment due to lack of emergency treatment, safe transport to the hospital where they get definitive care. Lack of standard ambulances with trained staff force many people to opt for taxi or sub-standard ambulances with only the driver, which in many cases leads to preventable deaths. “
Speaking at the occasion, State Minister Aryal said, “NAS should lead the EMS concept and work with the Government of Nepal to provide the quality pre-hospital care to every Nepali.”