To create awareness on “Rising Trends of Road Accident & Trauma Services in North India” a team of Doctors from Paras Super Speciality Hospital Panchkula addressed the media person today. Present on the occasion were: Dr Vinod Kumar-Sr Consultant Orthopedics, Dr Anil Dhingra Associate Director Neuro Surgery, Dr Gaurav Maheshwari, – Sr Consultant GI Surgery, Dr Ashwani Kumar – HOD Anesthesia, Dr Jagandeep Virk – Consultant Orthopedics and Dr Priyanky Baodloi Head Emergency from Paras Hospitals Panchkula.
The Trauma program was officially flagged of by Commissioners of Police Mr. Saurabh Singh IPS. Mr. Saurabh Singh appreciate the efforts team Trauma team at Paras hospital Panchkula and said that since Paras Hospital is very strategically located on the High Connecting to Yamunanagar and Shimla, I am sure with their dedicated efforts team of doctors at Paras Hospital will be able to save many precious lives.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Vinod Kumar Said that Road accidents contribute to 83% of all Traffic related deaths in India. People should know the importance of Golden Hour concept, which means first 60 mins after any accident are most important. If right patient, reaches right place in right time lot of lives can be saved. He also shared that Roads in Haryana are most Fatal in terms of road accidents and in there were 5118 deaths alone in accidents in Haryana in 2018.
haring his view on this occasion Dr Gaurav Maheshwari said that 400 deaths a day are forcing India to take Trauma accidents seriously. 400 deaths every day is equivalent to a Jumbo Jet Crash every day. He also said that most of the accidents apart from Head injury, motorist also suffer Thoracic and GI injuries as well, which are equally fatal, in not treated in a fully equipped Trauma center. Dr Maheshwari at Paras Hospitals Panchkula our Trauma Team consists of Orthopedic Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon, GI surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, Anesthetist and ER physician and hospital has got 08 Modular OTs, in house Bloodbank, 128 slice CT and 3 Tesla MRI to deals with any type of Trauma Injuries.
Addressing the Media person Dr Anil Dhingra Said Over speeding and not wearing Seat Belts are Major cases of Head Injuries in Trauma cases in India. In addition to these drunken driving, Jumping Red Lights, Distraction to Driver, Non adherence to driving lanes and overtaking from wrong side are other reasons for road accidents in India. Dr Dhingra also shared that two-wheelers are one of the most unsafe modes of transport, the UN Motorcycle Helmet Study says, “Motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a road crash than drivers of passenger cars. Wearing an appropriate helmet improves their chances of survival by 42% and helps avoid 69% of injuries to riders.”
Sharing his views Dr Ajay Bisht said “India is amongst the World Leader in Road Traffic deaths”. In India, over 78% of vehicles on the road are two-wheelers and they account for about 29 % of road accidents. “Brain is one of the most sensitive organ of our body which comes under impact in any road accident. Wearing a good helmet and tying it properly can prevent loss of lives in 90 percent of accident cases.
Tips to prevent Accidents:
1. As they say speed thrills and also kills. Keep a rein on your speed,
2. Obey traffic rules.
3. Wear seat belts.
4. Pedestrians and children come first – Preference is to be given to pedestrians and children crossing the road.
5. Read caution signs:.
6. Adopt antiskid break systems in the cars
7. Air bags in vehicles are a must.
8. Reflectors to be used on the rear of the vehicle.
9. Vehicle must be in good working condition- there should be no compromise on the quality of brakes and tyres.
10. Roads should be in good condition with proper sign boards.
11. Avoid drugs and alcohol while driving.