An exclusive trauma care unit, at an expense of `5 crore is coming up in the government hospital campus, supported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Vellore Government Hospital is one of the nine centres being equipped with the latest trauma care units in the state. Ministry officials, led by Dr Nag Pal, nodal officer (Trauma Care) visited the GH on Friday.
“A building to house the trauma care unit is towards completion and a 20-bed ward is also been readied,” said Dr Ravishankar, hospital dean. “An operation theatre, X-ray plant, ultra sound scanner and a ventilator are also being added to the new medical unit.
While the first phase of the infrastructure is in progress, the unit would soon appoint doctors.
Facilities to transport trauma patients to the hospital from mishap sites is also under scanner.
“The idea of developing trauma care units is to prevent mortality and morbidity of trauma victims,” Ravishankar said.