- Field Activities
- Identified Needs for the future
- Profile of team members
- Coordination with other groups
- Future Plans
The profiles of the St. John's Disaster Relief Team personnel are as follows:
1. Dr. Venkatesh, Professor Biochemistry and High Altitude Medicine Specialist
with over twenty years of mountaineering experiences. Team Manager (To set
up, protect and establish base camp, communications and a working
2. Dr. Sanjiv Lewin, Associate Professor Pediatrics and Clinical Ethics and
Convenor Disaster Relief and Training Cell with three-disaster relief team
experiences of ten years experience. Bangalore Medical Team Coordinator
(Team formation, orientation, kitting and motivation apart from field visits to
assist in future decisions)
3. Dr. Anand Alladi, Assistant Professor Pediatric and General Surgery. With six
4. Dr. Sanjay, Assistant Professor, Anesthesia. With three years experience.
5. Nurse Sara Oomen, Senior Staff Orthopedic Nursing Specialist. With three
6. Dr. Olympio D'Souza, Lecturer, Emergency Medicine. With two years
7. Dr. Gerald Vincent, Final year Pediatric Postgraduate. With two years general
8. Dr. Sanjay Joseph, Lecturer, Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine. With four
years of specialist experience.
9. Dr. John Marianand, Lecturer, Anesthesia, with three years of experience.
10. Dr. Bijay Agarwal, Final year, Surgery. With two years of surgical experience
and two years general duty, including experience in Orissa Cyclone Relief.
11. Dr. George Clarence, Final Year Orthopedic Postgraduate. With two year
general duty experience.
12. Dr. Sr. Annie, Senior House Officer, Emergency Medicine, with two years
13. Dr. Arema Pereira, Junior Resident, General duty with a year experience.
14. Dr. Supriya Cardoza, Junior Resident, General duty with a years experience.
15. Mr. Ramchandra, Communication Expert and HAM operator. With over
twenty five years experience.
16. Ms. Parveen Sikand, Friend of St. John's, Social Worker, Bangalore Logistics
The team was equipped to assist in handling patients with Orthopedic (Fractures,
Trauma, sprains), Surgical (Blunt abdomen, Penetrating injuries, Chest injuries),
General Medicine (Infections, critical care, stabilization, resuscitation), Gender issues
(Obstetric and Gynecological problems), Pediatric (Child health, prevention and
disease), Multi trauma, Procedures major and minor depending on ground realities,
existing and incoming infrastructure to name a few.