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Capital’s trauma care services to get a fillip, says Walia

Capital’s trauma care services to get a fillip, says Walia
The Delhi government on Monday announced that Lok Nayak Hospital in Central Delhi would have a new, additional advanced trauma care service at the cost of Rs 30 crore.

Delhi Health Minister A K Walia said his department has been sincerely striving hard to scale up and introduce additional trauma care facilities after an incident of disruption in oxygen supply took place in Sushruta Trauma Centre.

‘The city government has taken an important decision to put in place a new, additional advanced, trauma care services in Lok Nayak Hospital situated in Central Delhi. The new services would definitely take care of patients brought from all parts of the city as Lok Nayak Hospital is situated in the heart of Delhi,’ he said. The modern services would be commissioned within six months with an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore.

Walia said that the new services would become operational in Orthopaedic Block in Lok Nayak Hospital with 50 beds which would include 10 exclusive beds for trauma ICU. The government would ensure installation of the latest equipment required for MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasound apart from commissioning a specialised blood bank.

‘It has been planned to make operational specialised electro-physiology labs for neuro injuries,’ he said.


Weeks after four people died following failure of oxygen supply in Sushruta Trauma Centre, Delhi Government on Monday removed the existing oxygen maintenance contractor and deployed nine technicians from another hospital to ensure fool-proof oxygen supply. Delhi Health Minister A K Walia said the Government is strengthening the Sushruta Trauma Centre to make it an important facility for instant care of critical patients. ‘The government has appointed a new contractor for maintenance of the gas pipeline as the existing PES Installation Pvt. Ltd. has been removed because of its unreliable and erring attitude,’ Walia said. He said Sushruta Trauma Centre is also getting due attention of the government as nine technicians from Lok Nayak Hospital has been deployed at the Centre to ensure proper services including oxygen supply. ‘The government has taken all steps to avoid recurrence of past incident,’ Walia said. Four people died after oxygen supply in the ICU failed for 12 minutes at the hospital in December last year and services of two doctors were terminated.
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