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Finally AIIMS gets a Trauma Center
Submitted by sarfrazyusuf on Mon, 27/11/2006 - 19:57
It took 22 years in the coming but finally India's first full-fledged trauma centre to treat victims of road accidents is ready for use at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences' (AIIMS). While the dry run will begin on Monday by shifting 55 "not so critical patients" from AIIMS to the center, fresh admissions will start from mid-December with the centre expected to be fully functional by March, 2007.

The Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC), the total cost of constructing which was Rs. 132 crores, is spread over an area of 20,600 sq metres and seven storeys that consist of four operation theatres, 200 beds, including 16 ICU beds, and two casualty OTs to provide both pre-hospital and emergency care with plans of adding six more operation theatres in the next 6 months. The centre will also act as a referral hospital, where patients sent by zonal public hospitals and satellite trauma centers will be observed and treated.

A helipad has also been created on top of the building for transporting critically ill patients. AIIMS officials are also in discussion with Centralized Accident and Trauma Services to ply 300 additional ambulances within Delhi as they plan to post one ambulance for every 10 km initially, with a target of increasing this number to one ambulance for every 5 km within one year.

Over 957 fresh staff, including doctors, resident doctors, nurses and technical staff from specialties like neurosurgery, orthopedics, cardio-thoracic and vascular surgery, general surgery and plastic surgery have already been recruited and have been undergoing orientation training in AIIMS for the past 6 months.

The centre will be a boon for India, where road accidents have assumed epidemic proportions, with a death caused by road accident being reported every two minutes. According to the Health Ministry India accounts for almost 10% of total road accident fatalities in the world because of the large number of vehicles on Indian roads and the absence of any pre-hospital trauma care system which is most crucial when every minute impacts the patient's chances of survival. At least 40% deaths occur on the roadside due to delay in treatment.

The JPNATC should take care of this problem, at least for Delhi and the NCR by providing state-of-the art comprehensive trauma care services through a panel of full range of specialists who will be available 24 hours a day. Earlier, trauma cases were handled by the casualty ward but now, a separate hospital dedicated to this would definitely enhance the treatment of patients.

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Guest wrote trauma centre at 10:46:46 PM on December 12, 2006

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congratulations, one more feather in the cap of untireing efforts of the director& his dedicated team. u can do a lot more. may the almighty give them good health to provide better care to the needy.

Guest wrote Course at 03:53:38 PM on October 30, 2007

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Wanted to know if you run any courses like PG Diploma in Trauma/emergency management. Wanted to apply. Looking forward for information please. Best regards, Pema
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Guest wrote 22 years to open a trauma at 11:19:00 PM on January 30, 2008

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22 years to open a trauma center is too long for these people, I am glad that they finally managed to make it available for these people. Congratulations!

Guest wrote this JPNATC is very at 03:24:17 PM on January 15, 2009

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this JPNATC is very good&well organised place we r proud of it

Guest wrote complaint of word boys staffs ICU at 04:20:46 PM on January 22, 2009

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Please give me email chief of he Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC), any contact no. I have big issue of word boys's misbehaving, demanding bribe and take alcohol while duty

Guest wrote wish holi & thanks at 08:12:45 PM on February 24, 2010

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happy holi for all staf
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due to my father teatment

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Guest wrote thank you for your help at 07:56:55 PM on January 25, 2011

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the trama center staff is really help full specially the room no 14 staff ,they was so nice with us and so helpful

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