SHILLONG, Mar 25: A Trauma and Emergency Care centre has been opened at the H. Gordon Robert Hospital, Shillong to respond swiftly to emergency cases.
The new centre was inaugurated by chairperson of jingïaseng kynthei KJP assembly on Monday in the presence of the managing heads and the doctors and staff of the hospital.
The centres have been equipped with advanced medical equipment and other facilities including Licensed Blood Bank, 24/7 Laboratory Department, 24/7 Pharmacy department, Respiratory Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Radiology Department and Operation Theatres.
“Emergency Department is the window to the hospital, where most patients gets the first impression of the hospital and the department will caters to almost 100% of inpatients and a large number of patients who do not require admission,” said a statement issued by the hospital.
The statement also said that the department will manage the most serious patients before they are shifted to respective wards.
According to statistics of patients treated in Emergency Department – in 2017 there were 11,857 patients, out of which 7974 patients were admitted and 3883 patients were either referred or treated as Outpatient.
In 2018- out of 14,576 patients, 9554 patients were admitted and 5022 patients were either referred or treated as Outpatient.
After renovation, the Department has successfully managed to upgrade in the following areas:
• From only 2 beds to 8 beds (6 beds for general patients and 2 beds for High Dependency bed with dedicated area for dressing room for outpatient dressing, injections, nebulization etc.
• Dressing Room for nurses posted in Emergency & Trauma unit
• Consultation Room
• New furnitures
• Fresh Paint
• New Tiles
• New electrical wiring & accessories
• Fast track cubicles
• Waiting area for Patient’s attendant
New Equipments purchased in addition to the old equipments
• 8 trolleys
• 1 Cardiac Monitor
• 3 Pulse Oxymeter
• 5 Wall mount stand
However, there are still many areas that need improvements in terms of
Infrastructure – an approach road from the national highway with a security guard stationed at the gate 24/7.
Medical equipments: In priority of need
1. 4 Infusion Pumps
2. 1 NIV Machine.
3. 1 Portable USG Machine
4. 1 OT Table for Minor OT Room and 1 Over Head Operating Lights
5. Central Oxygen Supply along with Medical air supply for 2 beds
6. Wall suction for 2 beds,
7. 1 Portable Ventilator