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Ambulance system mooted to save lives

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Most accident victims die before they are brought to the hospital


  • Pre-hospital care was more important to revive accident victims
  • Transportation of victims, availability of trained personnel plays a crucial role in saving lives
  • Accidents could be brought down by restricting the working hours of drivers

    KURNOOL: G.R. Chandrasekhar, neuro-surgeon at Kurnool Heart and Brain Centre (KHBC), has mooted a proposal for two-wheeler ambulance system to save lives after road accidents.

    Talking to reporters in connection with the World Trauma Day here on Monday, Dr. Chandrasekhar said most of the accident victims died before they were brought to the hospital due to breathing and blood circulation problems.

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    He said pre-hospital care was more important to revive the victims by stabilising the breathing and blood circulation. Some times victims vomit blood. If paramedical staff rush to the spot on two-wheelers carrying portable defibrillator, oxygen and other life-saving equipment, they could give the primary treatment and also help in transporting the patients to the nearest hospital.

    Dr. Chandrasekhar said communication about the accident, transportation of victims and availability of trained personnel played a crucial role in saving the lives. The presence of trained staff at the spot helped in assessing the severity of the injury.

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