Haryana to set up more trauma centres

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Chandigarh, Apr 9 (UNI) To provide proper medical care to accident victims, Haryana Health Department is expanding the network of trauma centres in the state.

Haryana Health Minister Kartar Devi said that a new trauma centre had been constructed in the premises of General Hospital, Sirsa and buildings for three more trauma centres were under construction at Rewari, Ambala and Yamunanagar.

She said that the trauma centre of Sirsa had been constructed at a cost of over Rs 1.59 crore. Out of it Rs 63 lakh had been provided by Central Government and the remaining amount had been incurred by the state government. It would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on April 12.

"Road accidents have become a major health hazard resulting in death and crippling a number of people. In case an accident victim is given proper medical care within an hour of the mishap, his precious life can be saved and possibly disability can also be avoided or reduced to the minimum. The setting up of Trauma Centres would help in providing proper medicare to the victims of accidents," she said.

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