Columbia Asia Hospital launches road safety drive

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 31 March 2018

Pune: Aiming to reduce the number of trauma cases, Columbia Asia Hospital Pune, along with local authorities, launched road safety drive with a series of activities and campaigns to impart awareness on how following traffic rules reduces chances of traumatic injuries and saves lives.

The hospital distributed helmets to two-wheeler riders and sensitised defaulting drivers at crucial points in Magarpatta, Kalyani Nagar, Koregaon Park, Viman Nagar, nearby corporate hubs and highways.

Pune: Aiming to reduce the number of trauma cases, Columbia Asia Hospital Pune, along with local authorities, launched road safety drive with a series of activities and campaigns to impart awareness on how following traffic rules reduces chances of traumatic injuries and saves lives.

The hospital distributed helmets to two-wheeler riders and sensitised defaulting drivers at crucial points in Magarpatta, Kalyani Nagar, Koregaon Park, Viman Nagar, nearby corporate hubs and highways.

Statistics from the local police station seem to suggest that the busy road of Nagar Highway witnesses 90 to 150 accidents every month, which makes it three to five accidents a day. The accidents resulted in minor injuries to severe trauma cases. 
Dr Viju Rajan, General Manager, Columbia Asia Pune, said as doctors deal with severely injured patients first hand, the intensity of trauma patients is witnessed the most. 

“The feeling is strong more so because most cases are due to negligence and disregard for traffic and safety rules, and only if these rules were followed properly, in a majority of cases, accidents could have been avoided or impact-effect would have reduced,” said Rajan.

Around 150 helmets were distributed in one day, which is indicative of the number of violations happening in one day.

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