No Emergency Patient at AIIMS-Patna

No Emergency Patient at AIIMS-Patna

Patna:The trauma and emergency wing of All India Institute of Medical and Science (AIIMS) is a long-awaited facility because no trauma or emergency-related (e.g. accident) patient could be admitted.

The technical fault in the trauma centre and emergency wing at AIIMS , has held the start of the services at the hospital. A mock drill brought this to light.

The AIIMS administration had planned the drill to check whether 24×7 trauma and emergency services could start at the health hub but the administration found out that the private agency involved in the construction work had left some work pending without which the facility could not be thrown open to the public.

“In today’s (Monday) mock drill, we came across cracks in the false ceiling at various points. Gaps in the walls were also detected and we found air passing through the gaps. There will be centralised air-conditioning system. So gaps in the walls cannot be allowed. One of the two lifts, which was found non-functional last month, has also not been repaired. Besides, UPS connection has not yet been given owing to which there cannot be 24×7 uninterrupted power supply. The contractor has told us that he will rectify these problems within next three to four days. We will review its work again after four days,” said the AIIMS administration, according to The Telegraph.

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Sources said AIIMS-Patna director Dr Prabhat Kumar Singh was quite annoyed with the construction firm officials over this, as the premier health hub planned to start the round-the-clock trauma and emergency wing from June 15.

“Right now, we cannot say anything about the timeline of starting the trauma and emergency wing because we don’t have an idea whether the construction firm would keep its promise of finishing the work within next four days. However, we are sure that all this work cannot be dragged for long,” added the doctor.

The trauma and emergency wing of AIIMS-Patna is a long-awaited facility because no trauma or emergency-related (e.g. accident) patient could be admitted.

Earlier, space crunch and absence of a blood bank were cited as reasons for the delay in starting the trauma and emergency wing but at present, all those deficiencies have been addressed and only a few things are left in the wing.

Sunisha Patel, Newsnet Intern

BMC 5th [St.Xavier’s College of Mgmt & Tech]

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