Super speciality trauma centre inaugurated at VIMS
Bengaluru, 31 August 2020:
The people of Hyderabad-Karnataka will be benefitted by the newly inaugurated Super Speciality Trauma Unit in Bellary district, said Hon’ble Medical Education Minister for Government of Karnataka, on Monday.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday virtually inaugurated a Super Speciality Trauma Unit under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) at Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Bellary.
Union Minister praises Dr Sudhakar
During his speech, Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan praised reforms taken by Dr Sudhakar to contain Coronavirus. He said he has mentioned the measures taken by Karnataka at meetings held by other states and have asked them to follow them.
Chief Minister Shri B S Yediyurappa, Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Chaubey, District in-charge Minister Anand Singh and others participated in the programme which was inaugurated through video conference.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sudhakar said the most-needed trauma centre has been inaugurated at the right time in Bellary. Every year more than 4.7 lakh people in the state lose their lives in road accidents due to lack of immediate medical assistance. The lives of people in road accidents can be saved within the golden hour (one hour within the accident). Earlier, road accident cases had to be rushed to Bengaluru. Now, people in the district and neighbouring districts in the state can avail the medical treatment at the trauma centre.
Dr Sudhakar said that the Central Government has contributed substantially to the construction of the new trauma centre. The 200-bed trauma centre comprises 72 ICU beds, 20 ventilators, and general wards. The centre can prove beneficial to the neighbouring states too, opined the Minister.
Karnataka is on the forefront of providing medical assistance. The state has proven its strength by setting up 20,000 ICU beds at shortest span during Covid-19 crisis, he added.
New medical college by 2021
Answering Union Minister Harsh Vardhan’s suggestion on setting up a medical college in Karnataka, Dr Sudhakar said that four medical colleges including the one in Chikkaballapura will be set up by 2021. He mentioned that he has instructed to speed up the construction process during his recent visit to Chikkaballapura.
Minister Dr Sudhakar inaugurated the new CT scanner at VIMS, on the occasion.
The new trauma centre, constructed at a cost of Rs 150 crores consists of 200 beds, 72 ICU beds, 20 ventilators, CT scan, digital X-ray facilities, super speciality emergency and trauma, neurosurgery and orthopaedic services among others.
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