Staff Reporter

Hyderabad Orthopaedic Medial Education (HOME)-2006

There is lack of infrastructure in the emergency departmentsProf. Tamloorker, Course Director for HOME-2006, says not more than Rs. 20 lakhs will be needed for the equipment

HYDERABAD: A sharp rise in the number of road accidents in the city has seen more and more bleeding and grievously injured being wheeled in here. There is also no let-up in the arrival of poor patients from other places seeking emergency medicare.

However, efforts to equip the department in terms of necessary equipment and infrastructure have apparently failed to match the increasing demand for trauma service at the Osmania General Hospital (OGH).

Dutta Tamloorker, Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, OGH, while welcoming the Health Minister K.Rosaiah to the inaugural of Hyderabad Orthopaedic Medial Education (HOME)-2006 here on Friday said the department was struggling to take care of emergency service in the absence of necessary infrastructure.

Prof. Tamloorker, who is Course Director for HOME-2006, said, "due to lack of adequate infrastructure in emergency department, like basic instrumentation, implants and C-arm image intensifier, we are struggling to meet the ever-increasing demands of emergency trauma services in Orthopaedics."

There was an absolute need to attend the injured at the earliest to reduce morbidity and mortality in most of the orthopaedic trauma, he said adding, "we are finding it difficult to do justice for the emergency services." He requested the Health Minister to improve the emergency orthopaedic services in the OGH by arranging necessary grants. "It will not cost any more than Rs. 20 lakhs."

Later, Mr.Rosaiah told presspersons that the Government would take all possible measures to improve the condition and said the requirements would be considered in the budget. The inaugural of the three-day PG Instructional Course was attended by Principal Secretary, Health, I.V.Subba Rao, Director of Medical Education, Sai Gopal, Osmania Medical College Principal, Ahalya, OGH Superintendent, Ashok Kumar and the Course Founder Ramakrishna.