WCNR 2018: ‘Road accidents contribute to highest number of head injuries’

At World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Dr Keki Turel, a consultant neurosurgeon, said that most serious head injuries are because of road accidents. He also mentioned that it is the young population which is suffering from road accidents and once they are impaired with head injuries, they cost society as economic productivity is lost

WCNR 2018: ‘Road accidents contribute to highest number of head injuries’“The law and order machinery is not able to cope up with the incidence. Traffic is the main cause behind road accidents. Around 43 per cent of the casualties are because of road accidents,” he said. While explaining about the causes behind road accidents, he said, “People who drive two wheelers form the highest of […]

Pune doc petitions Maha CM for free medical aid to accident victims

The petition initiated online aims to address the need for free emergency service for accident victims in Maharashtra. Maharashtra is ranks second in India with highest numbers of road accidents. From 2011 to 2016, Maharashtra witnessed death of 78,317 persons in road accidents while 2, 47,402 were injured

Pune doc petitions Maha CM for free medical aid to accident victimsA Pune based health activist has started an online petition on change.org, which will be submitted to Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis asking the state government to start a scheme for free emergency service for accident victims. The petition refers to the service for the same which is started in Delhi and Kerala. The petition […]

Urgent need to have a National Trauma Care Policy, say doctors

India is among the leading countries in the world in terms of road accidents and related deaths. Nearly 1,50,785 persons were killed in 2016 as against 1,46,133 in 2015. Given the situation, it is but obvious for one to wonder about the urgent need for ‘trauma care centres ’ in the country 

Urgent need to have a National Trauma Care Policy, say doctorsThere has been an urgent need for developing trauma care centres around the world. India witnesses several road accidents and related deaths every year. It also features on the list of road accident prone countries This matter has been an issue up for debate, for a while now. In one of the events organised in […]

Wockhardt Hospital trains 50 auto-drivers to aid medical emergencies

In case of a road accident, the first people to come in contact with the victims are traffic policemen and auto or taxi drivers. Therefore the best people to start emergency responder training with are these people

Wockhardt Hospital trains 50 auto-drivers to aid medical emergenciesWockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducted training exercise for the city’s auto-drivers to equip them with crucial life-saving capabilities last week on the occasion of World Hypertension Day. With more than 2 lakh road mishaps every year, India is often referred to as the accident-capital of the world. Along with poor conditions of roads, traffic management […]