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TRIHMS Assistant Prof stresses on importance of 'golden time' in accident cases

Any road accident victim usually in trauma with multiple injuries needs immediate medical treatment and three to five minutes are called the 'golden time' to save a person's life

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Aug 2022 6:02 AM GMT

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ITANAGAR: Any road accident victim usually in trauma with multiple injuries needs immediate medical treatment and three to five minutes are called the 'golden time' to save a person's life, said Tomo Riba Institute of Health Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) Assistant Prof (Orthopedics) Tabu Muri on Thursday.

TRIHMS is the lone medical college-cum-hospital of the State.

Addressing a function as part of week-long 'Bone and Joint Day' across India from August 1, with the theme "Each one, save one", he said that the programme aims at bringing clinical awareness among the health keepers to evolve consensus on life-saving treatment.

Though there are 10,000 orthopaedic surgeons in India, this observation with 'Save road accident victims' as mission, intends to give basic life-saving skills to at least 1.4 lakh persons on the theme.

Highlighting every aspect of challenges and treatment of any patient through power point presentation, Dr Muri gave the basic tips to first save the life of any patient.

While the Indian Orthopaedic Association is observing the day across the country as a global even at the initiative of WHO, Arunachal Orthopaedic Society president Dr Lenin Ligu and secretary Dr Muri took the initiative here.

Responding to a question that many times hospitals refuse to treat accident victims saying the police should come first to take note of any medico-legal case, Dr Muri said that the Indian Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 has mandated all hospitals to accept and treat accident victims without any legal proceedings against the Good Samaritans who transport the patients from the spot to the hospitals.

It is worth mentioning here that road accidents have been a major cause for concern across the Indian subcontinent. In 2020 alone, the country recorded a total of 3,66,138 road accidents, reported 1,31,714 fatalities and 3,48,279 injuries due to road accidents.

Each year, about 3 to 5% of the country's GDP was invested in road accidents.

Notably, while India has about 1% of world's vehicle population, it also accounted for about 6% of global road traffic incidents. Almost 70% of the accidents involved young Indians, according to statistics.

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