Trauma Services at AIIMS JPNATC to Resume Partially; Covid Care to Continue on Designated Floors


The trauma providers will resume partially on the AIIMS Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre right here from August 31 onwards, institute director Randeep Guleria mentioned on Wednesday. Considering the decline in COVID-19 circumstances and elevated demand for non-Covid care, together with trauma, a choice has been taken to operationalise the trauma centre partially, he informed PTI.

Some designated wards or flooring will proceed for use for Covid care, the director mentioned, including that the trauma emergency in the intervening time will probably be run from the primary AIIMS hospital solely. “In addition, that is being finished in a fashion that in case there’s a surge in circumstances, the trauma centre can once more rapidly be transformed right into a devoted COVID-19 facility as was finished through the first and second wave.

“From Friday onwards, a trial will probably be finished and it will likely be purposeful from August 31,” he said. The move comes after a meeting on the coronavirus situation was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Guleria. It was decided to operationalise the trauma wards, ICU, OTS and radiology services for trauma care (non-Covid) by the coming weekend.

Both Covid and non-Covid services will be run from the trauma centre. “The trauma emergency for the time being will be run from the main hospital and all emergency operations will be done in the main hospital. Relatively stable patients will be admitted in the trauma centre and elective surgeries/surgeries on such patients will be done at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC),” based on a round issued by Trauma Centre chief Rajesh Malhotra.

There will probably be no direct admissions at JPNATC. The X-ray and ultrasonography (USG) for COVID-19 sufferers will probably be finished utilizing transportable machines, whereas the primary flooring CT room will probably be used for such sufferers, it mentioned. Only elective/comparatively steady sufferers will probably be operated from 8:30 am to five pm in operation theatres (OTs).

“All departments are suggested to arrange their respective space and make it purposeful by August 27. They are additionally suggested to rationally redistribute instrument units and educated manpower between principal AIIMS and JPNATC to make sure providers are run easily. “They can switch the sufferers from August 28 such that the primary OT case will be taken on Tuesday (August 31), the round added.

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