Orissa-based Ayush Hospital to launch service to immediately reach road accident-hit people
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Orissa-based Ayush Hospital to launch service to immediately reach road accident-hit people

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Ayush Hospital, which has already established its name in eastern India for its quality and efficient health care services, will soon launch its “Fast-Responder” service to immediately reach the road accident-hit people at mishap sites.

The team, comprising a special-trained doctor and para-medics, will provide every essential healthcare services to the affected persons at the accident sites before shifting them to the hospital.

“Everyday many people are dying on national highways and state roads due to motor accidents. Most of those precious lives could be saved with fast-responder team services. In Orissa, we don’t have any such teams to take people’s call and reach to the accident sites. I hope this move will prove beneficial for people of our state,” Dr Ashok Acharya, chief executive officer of Ayush Hospital, said.

He added that many advanced cities like Pune and Mumbai have fast-responder teams to reach the accident spots.

He informed that the hospital was also going to launch an interventional radiology department. Excessive bleeding following pregnancy in some cases results in postpartum haemorrhage, that could be fatal. This can be treated without surgery through interventional radiology, a technique available only at PGI when it comes to the belt north of Delhi. Insertion of a catheter releases a gel that stops profuse bleeding.

“This apart, we are going start a joint-replacement programme with special focus on sports injuries. All these services will add to our healthcare portfolio and enable us to provide advanced and qualitative services to our people,” said Dr Acharya.

Ayush is already performing neurosurgical procedures and advanced laparoscopic surgeries for GI (gastroenterology) cancers, said Dr Acharya.

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