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Trauma Centres Along The Highways in India

by Dr. Sunil Shroff on  March 16, 2008 at 5:03 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Trauma Centres Along The Highways in India
A revised scheme namely "Project for establishment of trauma care facilities along National highways" during the 11th Five Year Plan has been envisaged to develop a network of Trauma centres along the Golden Quadrilateral, North-South and East-West corridors of the National Highways to help the accident victims.
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This information was given by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha

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The revised project envisages the availability of the life support ambulances every 50 Km. along with the National Highways. It also provides for three categories of Trauma centres, viz. L-I, L-II and L-III. The trauma care network has been so designed that no trauma victim has to be transferred for more than 50 Km. and a designated trauma centre is available at every 100 Km.

The proposed budget estimate for the scheme during the current financial year (1007-08) is Rs.42.73 crores and 34 hospitals in 6 States have been identified for upgradation in the 1st phase.

Source: PIB
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