DAK, CSFK pitch for full-fledged critical care ambulance transportation of sick patients | KNO

 DAK, CSFK pitch for full-fledged critical care ambulance transportation of sick patients | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 06 (KNO) : Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) and Civil Society Forum Kashmir (CSFK) Saturday demanded full-fledged critical care ambulances for the transportation of patients from rural health care to central hospitals. Dr Masood Rashid, senior executive member of DAK and critical care specialist in a statement issued to KNO said that large number of critically ill-patients after getting primary treatment at rural hospital is referred to central hospitals. “Inter-hospital transports in simple ambulances and without trained health personnel or technical assistance is now-days one of the major factors for increased mortality and morbidity in such patients. It is very much imperative to continuously manage their   Airway, Breathing and Circulation (ABC) continuously during their transportation. Since the state is conflict ridden and there is alarming rate of road traffic accidents, such method of transportation is in dire need of minute,” he added. Therefore, we emphasize the importance of having some technically trained persons to transport patients in critical care ambulances to prevent and resolve technical problems during transportation, he said. President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said that though   every patient does not require the highest level of critical care during transportation, but inter-hospital transport is a black hole between referring and receiving centers. Appropriate and effective critical care ambulances can reduces morbidity and downstream in-patient cost, he added. Dr Sajjad Qunango said as per corporate social responsibility (CSR), big business houses including banks must donate such Hi-tech ambulances to hospital to support this noble cause. Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) urged Governor led administration to look into this important issue which pertains to public at large.(KNO)