‘Death rate due to head injuries increases by 25%’
KANPUR: Death rate in road accidents due to head injuries has increased by 25% in the country during the past five years. Reason: Violation of safety rules specially by two-wheeler drivers.
Senior doctors of the trauma centre at the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr Keshav Goel and Dr Prasanna Vidkar said that the rash driving especially by two wheeler drivers without a helmet was the main cause of death due to head injury.
The doctors, who were here to participate at the convention of the Research Society of Anesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology, said out of 90% head injury cases almost 70% were those who did not put on helmets while driving. The doctors said that over 125 cases of head injuries came to AIIMS every month. The number of such cases was also high at other hospitals they said.
The HoD of the department of anaesthesia at the GSVM Medical College Dr AK Verma said that the LLR hospital received two to three cases of head injuries every day.