Health Policy

Government to set up trauma centres across highways

Many victims of accidents on highways succumb to their injuries as prompt action is not taken immediately following the accident. As per the guidelines of the National Highway Authority of India it is mandatory to set up trauma centres every 100 kilometre.
The central government has decided to address this growing problem by setting up 400 trauma care centres on important national highways


The central government has decided to set up 400 trauma care centres with interlinking facilities on important national highways. This is the first time that a national initiative is being undertaken to help accident victims.

Uttar Pradesh will set up control rooms on national and state highways to provide emergency services to accident victims in district-level hospitals across the state. Ambulances will be deployed in three shifts of eight hours each on all major highways. The arrangement and maintenance of the ambulances will be done by the Health Department, officials said. In case of a major accident, cranes will be pressed into service to clear traffic.


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