Long way to go for Trauma Care in GMCH

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 May 2018 10:10:36


Staff Reporter,

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) led by Chairman Gopaldas Agrawal visits Trauma Care Centre in GMCH on Wednesday and suggests infrastructure development

“There should be a separate casualty for Trauma Care Centre (TC) and Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH) to reduce the golden hour. In addition, present ramp should be widened so that the ambulance should directly reach to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Also to increase a connectivity between GMCH and TC, a direct bridge should be developed,” suggested Gopaldas Agrawal, MLA and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of State Legislature during his visit to GMCH and TC on Wednesday.

Expressing satisfaction over the present functioning of TC in the premises of GMCH, Agrawal mentioned, “This trauma centre is one amongst 108 trauma care centres across the country. It will be an asset to Vidarbha region. PAC has a positive role to assist the Department of Medical Education and Drug Department to improve the standard and facilities of TC.”

Gopaldas Agrawal along with the members of PAC during the visit inspected the facilities of GMCH and TC. Legislators Dr Milind Mane, Sunil Kedar, Sudhakar Deshmukh, Girish Vyas, Suresh Dhanorkar, Nanabhau Shamkule, Secretary of Medical Education and Drugs Department, Sanjay Deshmukh, Director Pravin Shingare, Dean of GMCH, Dr Abhimanyu Niswade and other officials were also present on this occasion.

Agrawal and team visited different departments of TC like CT Scan, Radiology, UPS room, Casualty, Bi-plain lab, Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) Machine, Operation Theatre, ICU, Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) wards and the present facilities in different sections of TC.

Realising a need to have 24 hours separate Out Patients Department (OPD) in TC, Agrawal pointed out, “ The present SICU has 17 beds with monitoring facilities attached to each bed. But there is no centralised monitoring unit in the ward. Instead of centre table, each bed should be monitored at centralised monitoring unit. The ward size is enough, but there should be two wards like this. There should be two SICU wards, two ICU wards and one general ward and a separate casualty attached to these wards.”

GMCH Dean, Dr Abhimanyu Niswade stated, “Separate casualty will be started after the regular flow patients will be at TC. The TC has been initially started with 30 beds. Now TC has a facility of 72 beds and it will increase to 90 beds as a per the plan. Casualty will be started after achieving the complete bed strength.”

PAC committee members discussed the issue of a time consumed after the patients being diagnosed at casualty of GMCH, the preliminary tests and shifting the patients to TC. At present, Trauma patients reaching GMCH are directed to the casualty department, where basic tests are done and then sent to the TC across the road.

Agrawal suggested, “ Patients should be given all required treatments within golden hour to save life. Therefore, the connectivity between GMCH and TC should be increased. All required facilities as per the norms should be available in TC. The availability of medical specialists should be round the clock.”

Dr Niswade mentioned, “TC has filled 160 posts out of required 180 posts. There is a plan to develop regional training centre in the premises. When the TC starts running full-fledged, the patients will get speedy treatments as all the required facilities will be available under one roof.”