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.
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
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.