Manipal, Feb 09, 2024: The Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) has taken the initiative to raise nationwide awareness regarding sepsis and its fatal complications through programmes conducted by the various ISCCM branches.
Sepsis is a life-threatening infection affecting about 1.2 crore people each year in India and the death of about 30 lakhs every year in India alone. As compared to the large number of deaths due to sepsis, about 32,000 people died of heart attacks in India in 2023.
Department of Critical Care Medicine at Kasturba Medical College and Kasturba Hospital, organised the awareness education drive in Manipal was conducted through an academic initiative by the members of the ISCCM Manipal branch for both the general public as well as doctors and other health-care professionals.
Speaking on the occasion, the faculty of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Kasturba Medical College and Kasturba Hospital, Manipal stressed the fact that people should never neglect any infection with fever like urine or skin or lung infection, and seek medical help at the earliest to prevent the infection from spreading. Good hygiene practices like hand washing also go a long way in preventing the spread of infection.
Dr. Souvik Chaudhuri, Chairman, ISCCM Manipal branch, Dr Sunil R, Secretary, and Dr. Margi Bhatt, the Treasurer ISCCM Manipal Branch along with other key members of the ISCCM Manipal Branch outlined the importance of early recognition of sepsis features to the general public and doctors.
The program was attended by more than 100 people, and the aim is to carry forward this important initiative every year through various activities.