‘Death rate due to head in­juries in­creases by 25%’

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - UTTARPRADESH - HT Cor­re­spon­dent n let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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