M Venkaiah Naidu Current Affairs - 2019

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10th Asian Conference of Emergency Medicine held in New Delhi

The 10th Asian Conference of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) was inaugurated by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi. The conference will be held from 7-10 November 2019. This is the first time that the biennial conference is being held in India.

Key Highlights of Conference

Objective: The conference intends to aim at lectures, discussions and talks on affordable emergency care for all sections of the society, bridging gaps in healthcare and creating a positive impact on society.

Mission: To promote High standards of diagnosis and management of Acute and critical aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all ages as well as to promote Academic and scientific activity in the field of Emergency Medicine.

Participants: Over 2000 emergency medicine experts from over 32 distinct nations are participating in the conference. Eight keynote speakers, including a specialist in emergency and injury or trauma-care from the World Health Organization (WHO) will also speak at ACEM 2019.

It is organized by Asian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM) and Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI) in support of other organizations to build strategies for emergency care across Asia.

Need of the Hour: For improving architecture of emergency medicine in India-

  • To invest in providing timely and high-quality Emergency Health Services (EHS) in India.
  • To include Emergency medicine and trauma care in curriculum of Undergraduate courses and train them to deal with other emergencies like accidents, heart attacks, natural calamities, and others.
  • To train Medical students to deal with the whole gamut of situations relating to emergency medicine.
  • To create a well-structured Emergency Medical services to save lives during medical emergencies.
  • To work on bystander training and protocols for trauma resuscitation.

There is a also need to develop programs and manuals to train citizens in emergency first aid procedures like Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). This could help in saving a life while waiting for emergency services.

Emergency Medicine experts must also collaborate with government in developing standardized treatment manuals for all hospitals dealing with emergency and trauma cases in the country.

Governments Effort: The Government of India has made it mandatory for all medical college hospitals to have full-fledged Emergency Departments by 2022 with an aim to improve trauma care.

M. Venkaiah Naidu to lead Indian delegation at 18th NAM Summit

Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu will lead the Indian delegation at 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The summit will be held at Baku, Azerbaijan on 25 to 26 October 2019 and will be preceded by Senior Officials Meeting and Ministerial Meeting.

Highlights 18th NAM Summit

The Summit will focus on a complete set of contemporary issues like Terrorism, UN reform, threats to peace and security, sustainable development, climate change, south-south cooperation and economic governance.

Theme for Summit‘Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of the contemporary world’. The theme is significant as it relates to upcoming 65th anniversary of Bandung Principles in 2020 and 60th anniversary of NAM establishment in 2021.

What are Bandung Principles? It is a set of ten principles that were formulated at the Asian-African Conference in 1955. They are a political statement that encapsulates the need to promote world peace and cooperation.

India at NAM

The participation of Vice President would further strengthen India’s engagement with NAM and its member countries. He will deliver national statement at NAM Summit and hold bilateral meetings with other Heads of States and Governments including President of host country, Azerbaijan, on the sidelines.

Vice President will lead the delegation comprising of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, India’s Permanent Representative to United Nationsi Syed Akbaruddin and Secretary to Vice President I.V Subba Rao.

About Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

It is a forum of 120 developing world states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. After United Nations (UN), NAM is the largest grouping of states globally.

Members: It was established in 1961 in Belgrade, Serbia with 29 members and has since grown to 120 members, 17 states (observers), 10 international organisations, to become one of the largest groupings of nation-states. India is one of the founding members of NAM.

Headquarters: Central Jakarta, Indonesia

Founders: Josip Broz Tito, Kwame Nkrumah Sukarno, Jawaharlal Nehru, Gamal Abdel Nasser