~ To Spread Awareness About Trauma Care and The Significance of Golden Hour Management on World Truma Day ~
Navi Mumbai: To spread awareness about Trauma care and the significance of golden hour management, Medicover Hospitals conducted a Trauma Awareness Campaign at major traffic signal junctions in Navi Mumbai on Monday, 17th October, on the occasion of World Trauma Day.
Every year, about 5 million people meet with accidents and injuries causing death and disability. In India alone, it is estimated that one million deaths and 20 million injured people are hospitalized every year. The number of trauma deaths is increasing at an alarming rate. This not only increases the morbidity and mortality rate but also affects national productivity on account of the younger population being mainly involved in road accidents. To address this issue, Medicover Hospitals, Navi Mumbai joined hands with traffic police and held an awareness drive at various signal junctions at Kalamboli, Kharghar, Nerul, CBD Belapur and Vashi on Monday.
The drive began from the signal of Kalamboli point at Khargahar at 9 am. A team of hospital staff held banners displaying road safety rules and emergency care at signals. The drive ended at the main junction of Vashi highway. During this drive, a team of doctors consisting of Dr. Harish Naik- Consultant Neurosurgeon (Brain and Spine), Dr. Nistish Arora- Consultant Trauma, Limb Reconstruction, Deformity Correction & Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Sharif Dudekela -Consultant Arthroscopic Surgeon, Dr. Sangarm Karandikar -Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Dr. Burhan Salim -Consultant Spine Surgeon and Dr. Abhijit Swant -Head and Consultant Accident and Emergency Department from Medicover Hospitals, Navi Mumbai demonstrated emergency care and guided about golden hour management. They also guided traffic police officials about the importance of triage of patients after an accident and explained how notifying doctors about injuries is the need of the hour. It will help doctors to treat a patient within the golden hour time period and save the life.
While appreciating the drive PSI Shahaji Kadam, Traffic Police Branch, Vashi said, “If someone has met with traumatic injury, it is very crucial to get emergency care to the patient. The guidance received from doctors of Medicover Hospitals on how to provide emergency care within the golden hour will help us.” Senior PSI Bapurao Deshmukh, and PSI Ashok Kanase, Traffic Police Branch, Vashi were also present at this drive.
“If the patient gets emergency care during the Golden Hour, it increases the chances of survival of the patient. We are always prepared to provide emergency care with a full-time availability of emergency medicine, specialty, and super specialty care. We have a state-of-the-art ACLS ambulance equipped with a ventilator, monitors, emergency medicines, trained paramedics, and doctors”, said Dr. Sachin Gadakari, Center Head, Medicover Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.