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Posted on Nov 23, 05:55PM | UNI
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today expressed his concern over a large number of deaths due to road accidents and called for measures to reduce the number of such deaths, inclduing use of helmets.
Mr Hooda, while inaugurating 5th International Conference on Integrated Approach to Trauma Care in New Delhi, said that first hour of the injury was golden hour and if medical care was provided to the victim immediately, his life ccould be saved.
He recalled that he had also met with a severe accident long ago and he was saved because he was wearing helmet.
Mr Hooda called for timely transportation of road accident victims to the nearest health facility and emergency care.
He said that it was shocking to note that about 13 lakh people died every year because of road accidents and this was the major cause of death of young people between the age 15-29 years.
Besides, timely transportation of the injured, this necessitated quick and comprehensive response by team of specialists.
Mr Hooda said that the Central government was serious on this issue and proposed to set up 250 trauma centres all over the country in the next five years.
The Haryana government had established seven trauma centres in the state along National Highways at Ambala, Karnal, Panipat, Rewari, Yamunanagar, Sirsa and Bahadurgarh.
The Conference was organised by Indian Society of Trauma and Acute Care (ISTAC).