Sassoon hospitals trauma care centre gets Rs 5 crore

PUNE Staterun Sassoon general hospital will get a stateoftheart trauma care centre in a years time

Besides Sassoon the Nanasaheb Patil civil hospital in Satara and the Shahu Chhatrapati medical college and hospital in Kolhapur have received funds to start the second and third phases of the trauma care centres which deal primarily with accident cases

The Sassoon has received Rs 5 crore while the hospitals in Satara and Kolhapur have received Rs 2 crore and Rs 4 crore respectively for purchasing instruments and diagnostic facilities said D D Malekar senior regional director regional office for health and family welfare Government of India

The scheme is being implemented on the Golden Quadrilateral and the northsouth and eastwest corridors of the national highways at a cost of Rs 73275 crore

The scheme envisages upgrading and strengthening select government hospitals along the national highways to LIII LII and LI level trauma care centres in a phased manner to deal specially with accident cases

The Union government has allotted funds to the three hospitals for setting up equipment The centres are likely to become operational within a year The third phase will require the hospital to recruit separate staff Malekar told the TOI

The trauma care centre will have a 20bed facility manned by a medical staff that includes an orthopaedic surgeon a neurosurgeon a physician and paramedical staff

Level II trauma care centre like those proposed at Sassoon and Shahu Chhatrapati hospital in Kolhapur will have highend diagnostic facilities like CT scan and MRI

The level III trauma care centre like the one at the civil hospital in Satara will have all other facilities except highend diagnostic facilities

Orthopaedic surgeon Ajay Chandanwale who is the dean of B J Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital said they have received the funds and are now waiting for guidelines to make purchases for setting up the equipment

Rupees 80 lakh were used in the first phase to set up infrastructure while in the second phase the Centre has granted Rs 5 crore to buy instruments


About the trauma care centre

A separate 20bed unit at the identified governmentrun hospitals

Centres at Sassoon and Shahu Chhatrapati hospital in Kolhapur we will have CT scan and MRI scan

Separate and dedicated medical staff

To deal primarily with road accident cases

Date : 20 Apr, 2012
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