COIMBATORE: With the aim to keep the medical team and service personnel alert and prepared for an emergency of any kind, a city-based private multi-specialty hospital organised 'Golden Hour Concept' an external disaster mock accident drill here on Friday.
In the mock drill which was staged near the Sri Ramakrishna Urban Health Centre in Sivanandhapuram here, a bus with 25 passengers, lost its grip and hit a big tree and a two-wheeler. As many as 21 passengers who were travelling inside the bus were injured. Passengers faced minor to critical injuries.
The blood loss, head injuries, wreckage of bone and ligaments were exhibited realistically as part of the mock drill. Upon an emergency phone call, 'Code Yellow' was announced by the hospital to indicate external emergency situation.
The disaster management team comprising of site recovery team, internal triage team, cordon team, salvage team, media management team and patient information team acted accordingly for speedy patient care and treatment. In the hospital's ambulances, the 21 injured passengers were transported to the hospital.
Depending on the severity of the injuries, the passengers suffered, they were categorised into red triage (five severely injured), yellow triage (eight majorly injured patients), green triage (seven patients who suffered minor injuries) and one patient who died at the accident spot came under the black triage category. Injured passengers were treated at the city-based multi-specialty hospital by a team of experts. The drill is aimed at keeping the various agencies on alert....