RAIGARH (Chhattisgarh): Forties-OP Jindal Hospital and Research Centre (FOPJHRC) observed ‘World Trauma Day’ on October 17, 2011 and organized a awareness programme at its Trauma Center, situated in Punjipathara, 25 Km from district head quarter Raigarh.
FJHRC is a 100 bad hospital which has established under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), having 3 MTPA steel production facility in Raigarh.
Moreover, about 150 workers of Pre-Fabrication Plant at Punjipathara as well as of other plants located in adjoining areas also participated in the program. During the program Dr. Mrinal.Ray Choudhary, Dr. Arvind Singhal, Dr. G.S.Bais and Sister Soshan gave detailed information about how to deal with deferent traumatic situations.
On the occasion, Professor B.K.Principal Director of O.P. Jindal Institute of Technology (OPJIT); Lalji Dwivedi, Executive Director, Marketing, JSPL Raigarh; Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager, Pre-Fabrication; Dr. Gaurav Thukral, Chief Operating Officer, FOPJHRC were special invitees.
Moreover, Dr. Arvind Singhal, Dr. Mrinal Ray Choudhary, Physiotherapist Gaurav Kapur, Nursing Educator Soshan Lakra of FOPJHRC, Dr. Desai of Nalwa Steel and Power Ltd and Dr. G.S. Bais from Trauma Centre were also present in the awareness program.
During the program a ‘nukkad natak’ was performed by workers and hospital staff related to trauma cases.
Towards the end, Dr. Gaurav Thukral, Chief Operating Officer, FOPJHRC, said in his address to the program that whenever such accidents take place, people around are often clueless about the proper way to takle the critical situation.
Dr. Thukaral informed that FOPJHRC is soon going to facilitate advanced technology and machineries for patients, so that they do not have to rush towards metros for better medical services.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), trauma is a major cause of death and disability across the world.
WHO research has shown that at least 50 percent of road deaths occurring in developing countries could have been prevented with effective interference after trauma has occurred, that is immediate pre-hospital care, adequate knowledge of handling emergency situations (involves training of personnel) and adequate supply of pre-hospital care equipment and facilities (enough ambulances and other medical supplies).
Commemoration of World Trauma Day emphasises the importance of saving and protecting a life during the most critical moments and preparing and applying critical measures to deal with and avoid trauma fatalities.