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10 more beds, equipment for SMS trauma centre to treat accident victims

Yunus Khan said that the government is making efforts at various levels to create public awareness in cities and villages on road safety so that accidents don’t take place and bettering trauma care so that the injured can be saved.

jaipur Updated: Oct 25, 2017 20:32 IST
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Hindustan Times
SMS Hospital,Rajasthan,Yunus Khan
The trauma centre at SMS hospital at present has seven beds, which is also shared with neuro care and ICU beds are available only for serious patients.(HT File Photo)

Public works department and transport minister Yunus Khan, who was addressing 120 doctors and nursing personnel associated with trauma care at two-day ‘Triage Protocol’ workshop on Wednesday, said that road safety is a continuous process.

The minister said that the government is making efforts at various levels to create public awareness in cities and villages on road safety so that accidents don’t take place and bettering trauma care so that the injured can be saved.

Khan announced that 10 beds and necessary equipment will be provided to Sawai Man Singh Hospital’s trauma centre. He added that there will be no dearth of funds to strengthen trauma care infrastructure in the state.

The minister was addressing the doctors and nurses at the Jaipur Medical Association auditorium at SMS hospital. During the workshop, he said that approval for 10 news beds will be given. SMS Medical College principal Dr US Agarwal and hospital superintendent Dr DS Meena had asked for the additional beds.

Khan asked the medical and transport department officials to complete the tender process within 60 days.

The minister said that the government’s priority is that the injured should get proper treatment.

Dr Meena said that before implementing the triage protocol, the death rate of injured was 68%, which after the triage protocol has reduced to 28%.

The trauma centre at SMS hospital at present has seven beds, which is also shared with neuro care and ICU beds are available only for serious patients. Looking at the grave situation, the transport department had earlier approved ₹3.23 crore for 10 beds in the ICU and now with the minister’s announcement, the ICU will have 20 new beds.

First Published: Oct 25, 2017 20:32 IST