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    First ever in Taiwan! Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital Cooperated with an Indian hospital to save lives in India!

    Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital (KVGH) has continued to actively promote myocardial infarction care to other countries. This year, it was invited by Stent – Save a Life, an international myocardial infarction organization, to be the “Country Champion of Taiwan.” It was recently awarded the golden medal by the International Hospital Federation of the World Health Organization, which is Taiwan’s first hospital to have received the award. Moreover, on December 27, 2019, the KVGH held a donation ceremony with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to donate its patented “Assistive Device for 12-Lead ECG” to AIIMS, hoping to help New Delhi establish India’s first prehospital ECG system to save lives in India. In the ceremony, the KSVGH was represented by Superintendent Liu Chun-Peng, and AIIMS was represented by Professor Randeep Guleria.


    According to Superintendent Liu, AIIMS was founded in 1956 and is subordinate to India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Integrating a medical school and medical research, it ranks first among all medical schools in India. The Minister of Health and Family Welfare serves as the Chairman of AIIMS; a standing committee was established under the Ministry. Professor Randeep Guleria, who represented AIIMS in the donation ceremony, is the Director/Chief Executive Officer of the standing committee. Along with the Director, there are three Deans in charge of examination, academic affairs, and research affairs, respectively. For this donation, KVGH cooperated with Director Hsu I-Lin Hsu of the National Cheng Kung University Hospital on establishing a prehospital ECG system, marking an important moment in medical care cooperation history.     


    Director Huang Wei-Chun of KVGH’s Department of Critical Care Medicine said that KVGH invited Professor Randeep Guleria to participate in the Global Acute Coronary Syndrome Congress held by KVGH to share India’s experience of treating myocardial infarction. The Congress was opened by Senior Technical Specialist Liu Yueh-Ping of the Ministry of Health and Welfare; Section Chief Chou Wen-Chih of the National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior; Senior Technical Specialist Pan Chao-Ying of the Department of Health, Kaohsiung City Government; Senior Specialist Liu I-Chuan of the Fire Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government; and Vice Superintendent Jeng Shaw-Yeu of the KSVGH. In addition, Dr. Gogas from Greece and Director Eisho Kyo of the Kusatus Heart Center, Japan, were also invited to participate in the Congress. The representatives of the Fire Bureaus of Changhua County, Tainan City, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Taipei City, New Taipei City, Chiayi City, Hualian County, and Kaohsiung City, as well as related experts, also shared their experiences about the current status of medical care for coronary artery disease in Taiwan.