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Letter from Consul General Dr. Aman Puri, CGI Dubai

I was actively involved in setting up the Apex Trauma & Emergency Learning Centre (AT&ELC) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India aiming to train 9000 doctors, nurses, paramedics and ambulance drivers in the essential principles of trauma & emergency care. We have already trained more than 7000 such individuals. This was based on a £1.4 million grant provided by Tata Trusts, jointly in partnership with Government of Kerala. University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW NHS Trust) has been formally designated as ‘Educational Partner”. This is the first time any NHS Trust in the UK has been designated in such partnership by any state government in India.  

The proposal originated by a visit by the Hon Health Minister of Kerala Mrs KK Shailaja Teacher to UHCW NHS Trust and University of Warwick in October 2017, upon an invitation by Mr Vinod Menon, Consultant Surgeon & Prof Sudhesh Kumar (Dean of Warwick Medical School).