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Patients dying due to lack of trauma care: DAK

Patients dying due to lack of trauma care: DAK


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Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that patients are dying due to lack of trauma care services in peripheries.
President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that government has failed to establish trauma facilities in peripheries which is responsible for death of injured persons.
“Trauma is a modern day epidemic which needs urgent response and time makes the difference between life and death of an injured person. Majority of patients with life threatening but salvageable injuries in peripheries die because they are unable to reach tertiary care hospitals within the golden hour which is vital for survival of trauma patients,” he said.
Dr Hassan added: “In order to save lives, with the assistance of central government, trauma centers were to be constructed at Leh, Kargil, Gund, Qazigund, Lowermunda, Bijbehara, Lawaypora, Rafiabad and Anantnag which are yet to come up and preventable deaths go unabated. Government started construction of Trauma hospital at Pattan Baramulla in 2005 but a decade after it is yet to be completed. Even in Institute of Traumatology and allied Superspecialities hospital of government medical college trauma care has been put on backburner. This institute was created for comprehensive level 1 trauma care and training doctors and paramedics in trauma care.”
“Some doctors were trained in traumatology outside state but instead of utilizing their services for the institute, they have been given administrative positions.
With the development of organized trauma care, mortality in Germany has decreased from 40% to 18% and in US from 26% to 8%.
WHO has set forth guidelines for essential trauma care to prevent death and disability in injured patients that are achievable virtually in every setting.
There is considerable evidence that political jurisdictions that improve the organization of trauma services benefit from reduced trauma mortality. There is a dire need of a integrated trauma care service system in our set up in view of enormous trauma burden due to the prevailing situation.” 


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