Bhubaneswar:In order to reduce the number of deaths due to road traffic accidents, the Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department has strengthened the trauma care facilities in the state. This was done by the department and following the observations of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety.
Initially some trauma care facilities were strengthened during 11th FYP and 12th FYP with the support of Government of India. Such TCFs are at SCB MCH Cuttack, MKCG MCH Brahmapur, Vimsar Burla, DHS Khurda, Bhadrak, Balasore and RGH Rourkela.
After this 33 TCFs were implemented. Out of which 3 are level-I type, 4 are level-II type and rest 26 are level-III type. In order to provide cashless treatment in the first 48 hours of trauma, the ‘Free Treatment for Trauma Fund’ scheme was launched in 2019.
To date, 11 private Level-I type trauma facilities have been listed. To support these TCFs, schemes such as “New Casualty and Trauma Care” and “Free Treatment for Trauma Fund” have been created.
According to the H&FW department informed that to further strengthen and reduce the deaths due to road traffic accidents, 7 more private hospitals with level I type trauma care facilities have been sanctioned. A standard operating procedure has been drawn up. MoU with new facilities will be signed soon. The scheme is monitored by Additional DMET Odisha as State Nodal Officer.
Naveen Patnaik credits Odisha’s lowest unemployment rate to effective policy decisions, schemes
Odisha Health Department strengthens trauma care facilities under FTTF scheme