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Work on trauma care at Thiruvananthapuram MCH lagging

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 7, 2018, 6:00 am IST
Updated Aug 7, 2018, 6:45 am IST
Shailaja’s promise of new trauma care centre on the lines of AIIMS yet to be a reality
The road adjacent to the existing casualty will be utilised as one way for vehicles coming to the trauma centre.
 The road adjacent to the existing casualty will be utilised as one way for vehicles coming to the trauma centre.

Thiruvananthapuram: Nearly a year has passed since health minister K. K. Shailaja announced the setting up of new trauma care centre with modern state of the art facilities on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, but the scheme seems to have hit a roadblock.

The work on the new trauma care centre which is coming up near the main entrance of the medical college hospital along the main road is moving at a slow pace. 

 

While the first phase is almost complete, the second phase is lagging.

Life 1 Trauma Care Centre along with emergency care department would be coming up in a double storey building. Lift and ramp would connect the two floors. All latest diagnostic facilities including X-ray, ultrasound scan, CT Scan, MRI scan along with other diagnostic services will be available under one roof.

The ground floor will have reception, triage, different emergency departments, surgical ICU, medical ICU, operation theatres, preoperative and post-operative rooms and an observation room with 80 bed.A high-level team from AIIMS led by emergency medicine professor Dr Sanjeev Boi and associate professor Dr Tej Prakash Sinha had visited the medical college last year to examine the upcoming facilities.The new facility is expected to provide highly effective trauma care. The plan is to have eight operation theatres along with other specialities three operation theatres.

 

The new trauma care centre will have eight operation theatres. Various specialities including surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, septic operation theatre, surgery procedure room, ortho procedure room will be part of the new block.

The road adjacent to the existing casualty will be utilised as one way for vehicles coming to the trauma centre. Adequate parking place is being earmarked for ambulances and other emergency rescue vehicles.

The delay in the completion of MCH trauma centre has also affected similar projects in other government medical college hospitals. The MCH centre was a pilot project, and other medical colleges also had plans to create similar trauma care facilities in their respective institutions.

 

Most medical college hospital emergency wings receive 500 to 1000 patients daily. Casualty wings of Kozhikode, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Manjeri medical colleges have to be upgraded to the level of emergency medicine department with state of the art facilities.

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