Pune: In an interaction with orthopaedic doctors from the Pune Trauma Course 2018, the doctors said that first intervention at the sight of accident can not only save the life of a victim but also ensure that the limb and other wounds are tended properly. They also noted that Pune witnesses around 85 per cent cases of severe trauma because of two-wheeler accidents.
Speaking during the interaction, Dr Mohit Bhandari, professor and academic chairman of Division of Orthopaedic Research at the McMaster University, said, “With more people facing trauma, it has a larger impact on everyone. But if we can reach out to first respondents, it can become more effective. As these first respondents can save the life of the victim and also prevent major infections.”
He further added that under a study named ‘INORMUS’, over 40,000 patients are being studied.
“Out of these, 10,000 are from India. These patients are used as case studies. It is striking to see that even the World Health Organisation and the UN have agreed that there is no documentation of trauma cases across the globe,” said Dr Bhandari.
Speaking of the Pune scenario, Dr Chetan Pradhan from Sancheti Hospital said that last year, around 3,000 cases of trauma had come to their hospital.
“Around five patients of trauma or accident come to the hospital each day. What is more striking is that out of the total patients coming to us, around 85 per cent patients are victims of two-wheeler accidents,” said Pradhan.