October 27, 2020

AIIMS trauma drill

Patna: The AIIMS-Patna administration will conduct a mock drill at its new trauma and emergency wing on Monday to check if all systems are ready for the start of 24×7 services.

If all goes okay at the mock drill exercise, AIIMS-Patna’s round-the-clock trauma and emergency services will start from June 15, the hospital’s senior administrative officials told The Telegraph on Saturday. Officials of construction firm BL Kashyap & Sons, MDD Medical Systems (India) Pvt Ltd – the agency that laid the gas pipeline in the trauma and emergency wing – and HLL Lifecare Ltd that purchased instruments will also attend the drill.

The decision to conduct the mock drill on Monday was taken on Saturday after hospital director Dr Prabhat Kumar Singh reviewed work at the wing.

AIIMS-Patna sources, however, said because of paucity of operating theatres the hospital will initially be able to cater to limited patients after the inauguration of the trauma and emergency wing.

“There are eight operating theatres in the trauma and emergency wing – four for trauma and emergency cases, two for non-trauma cases and two for emergency gynaecology cases,” said a source. “Initially, only one of the four trauma and emergency wing OTs will be used for trauma cases, and the seven for the rest of the services. Apart from these eight OTs, we are supposed to get 20 more for non-trauma cases. As they are not yet ready, the trauma OTs will be used for non-trauma cases too. So, we will be able to cater to only limited trauma cases.”

To start with, the emergency wing will have 30 beds and the trauma wing 60 beds, the sources said, adding that the entire AIIMS Patna project is supposed to be complete in the next three months.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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