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Bangladesh: First Aid for Road Victims

Traumalink, a voluntary organisation providing emergency primary treatment to road accident victims, has now launched its service on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj.\r\nDuring an inauguration ceremony in Manikganj Zila Parishad\'s auditorium on 22 August, Director (operation) of the organisation Esha Chowdhury said they selected 90 trained volunteers who would be deployed on different spots within 20-kilometre between Golora of Saturia and Mohadevpur of Shivalaya upazila.

Bangladesh: TraumaLink Taking the Road One Kilometre at a Time

As another Eid is about to commence, the pressure on the highways is reaching a peak. Unfortunate accidents too are lurking as rampant reckless driving and deplorable road conditions continue.\r\nCreated in 2013, TraumaLink is an emergency response system that focuses on road accidents, providing immediate attention to the victims. They are currently operating on about 19 kilometres of the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Daudkandi, working with 100 volunteers who have already responded to more than 250 emergency calls and treated over 400 injured patients so far.

China: Beijing Hospital Launches Helicopter Service

China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing inaugurated a multi-storey parking facility to help alleviate parking problems, as well as to provide better air rescue services. A helicopter is landing at China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing, Aug 29, 2017.

India: New Trauma Care System for MCH

Thiruvananthapuram: New and sophisticated trauma care and management system on the lines of the trauma management centre at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will become functional within six months at the Government Medical College Hospital (MCH) here, Health Minister K K Shylaja has said.\r\nLevel 1 trauma care, to be provided by tertiary-care level institutions, is being readied at MCH. A department in Emergency Medicine is also being started at the MCH, Ms Shylaja said, while on a visit to the new casualty block being readied at the MCH on Tuesday (22 August).

India: HP Awaits Nod to Set-up 9 Trauma Centres

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh is awaiting the Central Government’s approval to set up nine trauma centres in the State, Health Minister Kaul Singh informed the Assembly on 22 August.\r\n“The establishment of trauma centre needs approval of the government of India. The state action plan for the emergency care via trauma care facilities in nine health institutions has been taken up with the government of India and approval is awaited,” he said in a written reply.
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