Karachi: Ban on outrageous basant activities is commendable, as it has saved hundreds of precious human lives which were otherwise lost every day during the basant season, observed Prof Dr Saeed Minhas, consultant orthopedic surgeon.
He was addressing a two-day workshop on the topic of primary trauma care at Murshid hospital and health care center in Baldia town.
‘Trauma is the most common cause of death in the age group of 18-40 years, while 2 million people suffer from trauma and violence every year’, he informed. He termed the first hour after injury as the ‘golden hour’, as step taken during this precious span of time may save lives. He was of the view that learning to handle trauma cases was not only important for the medics but the general public as well.
Dr Arshadullah Khan, assistant professor, King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah; also trained the participants of the workshop about protocols and skills to handle trauma cases.
Dr Amir Hussain, administrator – Murshid Hospital, informed that owing to the location of the hospital it received a lot of road traffic accident, and other trauma cases, not only from the vicinity but from various districts of Baluchistan as well.
Mukhtar Alam, seasoned health journalist, stressed the importance of timely treatment for the trauma cases in local hospitals, as the time taken to transport the patient to distant hospitals may cost precious human lives.
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