It is with great pleasure and pride that I introduce the Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services (IIEMS) to you. During my past 27 years as an Emergency Medicine Physician and EMS Medical director in USA, I have had the opportunity to witness first hand the vast differences in Emergency Medical Care Systems and the care available, between the two countries. During this period, I have had the opportunity to come down to India many times as an American Heart Association (AHA) and International Trauma and Life Support (ITLS) faculty and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) consultant to train healthcare providers in emergency/trauma care and life support services.
Emergency Medicine (EM) is one of the youngest of medical specialties in India and in the formal and organized manner that it is practiced in developed countries, is still in its infancy in India. Today we do not have good system in India to train, support, and assist healthcare providers to be effective and efficient in building a good EM and EMS system in India. It is due to this need that I founded IIEMS, a charitable organization, which is dedicated to promoting Emergency Medicine and EMS in India.
- Promote Emergency Medicine as a specialty in India.
- Enhance the quality of emergency medical care in India.
- Raise public awareness of the scope of emergency medical services in India.
- Enhance and optimize Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Response in India.
Any organization with an providing emergency care to the community will concur that being EMS-ready is a huge challenge. Having the right people for the right job is often too demanding on a system which is struggling to find the “best hands”. As per studies conducted by various organizations on Emergency Medicine (EM) in India, it is believed that India continues to face acute shortage of trained EM and EMS specialists and staff to deal with the growing number of road accident victims and patients who require timely emergency/trauma care.
Having one’s existing staff trained in internationally accepted EM and EMS protocols is the easiest and only way to solve this shortage of ‘right people for the right job’. In USA and Europe, well-trained staff have often helped most hospitals to cut down the mortality rate drastically by practicing according to these guidelines and saving lives.
I’m sure we can help you and your organization be emergency ready, thus save many more lives and be one of the best healthcare organization in the country. Don’t hesitate to contact us because we are always happy to help!!
George P. Abraham M.D FRCS, FACS, MHA
President & Managing Trustee
Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services