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Revamped emergency ward at GTBH eases life for patients

New Delhi: By segregating patients into those who suffered animal bites, those who were unable to walk and those who could walk, doctors at east Delhi's Guru Teg Bahadur (GTBH) are able to give attention to the more critically ill first.
To manage the huge rush of patients, the emergency ward of GTBH has been recently renovated. The emergency ward provides treatment to hundreds of patients each day.
Earlier, however, due to the rush, many critically injured patients used to not get proper care. The newly-built emergency ward will give effective care to more patients.
The emergency ward is divided in three parts: it has a separate rabies clinic, while serious patients and those who are able to walk are treated in two different wards. The sitting arrangement for attendants has also been improved.
A senior official said that when he had joined the hospital, he used to see mad rush of patients at the emergency ward. "Patients who could walk kept surrounding the doctors in the emergency ward. As a result, serious or critical patients who were brought on stretchers were sometimes ignored to one of the corners of the ward.
"Since then, I decided to manage the emergency patients separately from patients who could walk. Now, patients with animal bites can be treated separately. We have built a dedicated rabies clinic for them," the official said.
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