Delay causes most deaths Neurosurgeons

BOKARO Neurosurgeons have observed that most roadaccident victims in India die due to delay in treatment of head injuries

In Western countries the death of victims from road accidents is less than India as treatment of the victims there begins in 30 minutes but here even six hours are normal for starting treatment Delay in treatment diminishes chances of survival said Navneet Singhla a neurosurgeon from PGIMER Chandigarh who was here for ANEIMIDCON 2010 organized by the Bokaro Neuro Club at Bokaro Club on Saturday

More than 140 neurosurgeons neuropsychiatrists and neurophysicians from north and eastern India participated in the conference inaugurated by chief guest Trishit Roy adviser of the Bangur Institute of Neurology Kolkata Apart from him Dr S K Gupta from PGIMER Dr Kameshwar Prasad Dr M V Padma and Dr Manjiri Tripathi of AIIMS Delhi Mathew Alexander of the Vellore Institute of Medical Science Rahul Gupta and Debashish Chatterjee of G B Pant Hospital and other personalities attended the conference

The theme of the conference was Stroke and headache with recent advances in neurosurgery and neurology but the surgeons have also come out with their experiences on other critical diseases like brain tumor and other problems related to brain and spine The surgeons also threw light on newly introduced surgical techniques like fluorescent utilization which brings perfection in surgeries and others said Dr Anand Kumar an organizer and neurosurgeon He said that in almost all the hospitals 30 per cent patients who get admitted with injuries in accidents were found in inebriated condition and are aged between 25 to 35 years

Dr Gupta said Brain tumor is also a growing neuro problem these days About two lakh patients every year in India suffer from the disease Change in lifestyle and mobile radiation are causing brain tumors The hospitals in India are no more deprived in terms of technology The hospitals here have all the hitech medical instruments which have made diagnosing of the diseases easier

Date : 22 Apr, 2012
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