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AIIMS trauma services to resume by weekend

NEW DELHI: Emergency services will resume at the AIIMS trauma centre via the end of this week. It was once closed on March 24 following a significant hearth incident.

Dr Rajesh Malhotra, leader of the centre, told NewsTread that the hearth incident had caused significant harm to operation theatres (OTs) and gear. "We have been working on war footing to make the OTs operational again," he stated.

The trauma centre has five OTs, of which 3 usually are made operational via the end of this week. Confirming this, Dr Malhotra stated surgical procedures may even resume in complete capacity as soon as the OTs are made operational. On average, 20 to 25 main surgical procedures take place at the trauma centre and about 200 sufferers talk over with the hospital's emergency wing. Following the hearth incident, the hospital was once no longer taking any emergency case over the last week. All sufferers have been being referred to Safdarjung hospital or major campus of AIIMS, docs stated.

Earlier, hospital government had stated that it might take nearly a month for all the system to be operational as they suspected that several pricey apparatus have been damaged because of smoke and waterjets utilized by the hearth department.

The firemen had to spoil the glass walls of the OTs in the basement because of which all operation tables have been deemed undeserving for surgical procedure. The closure has affected coincidence sufferers who are typically referred to the trauma centre from hospitals across Delhi-NCR. Hospital resources stated that even the oxygen supply gadgets in the basement have been damaged in the hearth. The nurses and docs were relying on oxygen cylinders.

Meanwhile, a five-member committee led via senior docs has been formed to inquire into the reason for the blaze. Police and the hearth department stated that a short-circuit in an electrical apparatus in one of the OTs might be the reason at the back of the hearth.

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