A month after five men died after oxygen supply in the intensive care unit of Sushruta Trauma Centre in north Delhi failed, the health department replaced PES Installation Pvt Ltd, the agency responsible for the maintenance of oxygen pipeline when the supply got affected, with a new contractor.
The department has deployed nine technicians at the trauma centre to improve the services.
Delhi health minister Ashok Kumar Walia also announced setting up of a trauma centre at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital near Delhi Gate on Monday.
According to the minister, the new trauma care services will be commissioned within six months.
Since LNJP Hospital is located in the heart of the city, it will admit patients brought in from all parts of the city.
“I have instructed the department to acquire the latest imaging equipment and other necessary equipment required for modular operation theatres,” Walia said.
At a cost of Rs. 30 crore, the new trauma centre will come up in the orthopaedic block of the hospital.
“It will have with beds, including 10 exclusive beds for Trauma ICU. We will install latest equipment required for MRI, CT scan and ultrasound apart from commissioning a specialised blood bank. There will be a specialised electro-physiology lab for neuro injuries and spinal cord injuries,” Walia said.
This will be the third trauma centres in Delhi.