Govt To Set Up 55 More Trauma Care Facilities Along NH In Odisha
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will set up 55 more Trauma Care Facilities (TCF) along the National Highways passing through the State.
According to a Health department notification on Thursday, the government has extended its approval for the facilities as per the guidelines of the Central government. “After careful consideration and gap analysis, Government have been pleased to accord in-principle approval for establishing 55 Trauma Care Facilities (Level III) in the existing health facilities along the National Highways passing in the state,” the notification read.
As per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the preventable deaths because of road accidents are to be brought down to 10% by developing a pan-India trauma care network in which no trauma victim has to be transported for more than 50 km and a designated trauma centre will be made available at every 100 km.
These TCFs in the category of level-3 will be established in the existing health facilities along the NHs, the state Health department said.
Earlier, the State government had announced to set up 33 TCFs in 2018 on the direction of the Supreme Court.