TIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The Health Department will set up a state-of-the-art simulation centre in Thiruvananthapuram to facilitate training in trauma care, announced Health Minister K K Shailaja. The project is part of the government’s scheme to implement a comprehensive trauma care programme in the state. Estimated at Rs 10 crore, the simulation centre will come up at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.
For the first three years, Tata Trust will operate the centre. Training will be imparted with various players involved in the health care sector ranging from ambulance drivers to doctors. The Health Department inked a deal with Tata Trust on Thursday, said Shailaja.The comprehensive trauma care facility is being implemented in cooperation with Warwick University, England, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. As per the action plan, the emergency medicine department, simulation centre and trauma care facility in three levels will constitute the project.Medical colleges are included in level one, while level two will have facilities including specialty clinics and will be set up at the district, general and taluk hospitals.