The civic-run Nair Hospital at Mumbai Central will have a dedicated building to deal with emergency cases by the month end.
Currently, the hospital's casualty ward is located on the ground floor of the out-patient department (OPD) building. The dedicated emergency medical services (EMS) centre will be able to handle more patients and will have an eight-bed observation ward where doctors will be able to resuscitate serious patients and stabilise them before sending them to the concerned specialities.
"An EMS centre is the need of the hour for the hospital as it handles nearly 200 emergency patients every day. The dedicated centre will be better-equipped to handle such emergency cases," said Dr Sanjay Oak, director, medical education and major hospitals, including Nair. Sion and KEM hospitals already have emergency medical service and trauma centres.
Dr RV Rananavare, dean, Nair Hospital, said that the EMS centre will allow doctors to observe patients till their condition stabilises. The EMS centre will also have separate injection and suturing rooms.