Tribune Information Service

Naina Mishra

Chandigarh, June 14

Lots of of sufferers are mendacity on stretchers day by day within the emergency ward of PGI, with area obtainable all through the corridor.

With simply over 200 beds within the Superior Trauma Middle and Emergency Ward, the institute receives a day by day footfall of round 800-1,000 sufferers, making the ward overcrowded. Every affected person is accompanied by one or two attendants, turning the quantity of people that go to the PGI’s emergency ward to 1,600.

For each the sufferers and the medical doctors, this rush is at least a check. Whereas sufferers have to attend for a very long time in emergencies, the latter need to face extra work attributable to paucity of manpower.

Sufferers on a stretcher in a hall of PGI.

The group is such that some sufferers are even being handled within the corridors of the emergency corridor, with drips hanging over the home windows and the rays of the solar piercing the mirrors, making it tough for sufferers to handle in poorly ventilated areas. Is. Divya, a affected person from Punjab, who has been present process remedy at PGI since June 9, informed that she is present process remedy on a stretcher. In a hall as a result of no different area was obtainable. “It’s tough to be within the hall on this scorching warmth as there aren’t any followers. We tried a personal room however there was no availability,” mentioned the affected person’s husband.

Attendants of sufferers sit outdoors the emergency corridor of PGI. a tribune picture

Vikrant, who was admitted to the emergency ward after a critical street accident, mentioned he needed to keep on a stretcher stored close to the washroom for 3 days.

nurses, medical doctors overworked

Not solely this, just one senior resident is deployed in each case of emergency. A senior resident physician posted in Block A of Emergency, the place all vital sufferers requiring oxygen help are admitted, mentioned, “Round 25 sufferers are admitted right here and all are in vital situation. I’m dealing with them alone. In such a situation, it turns into tough for us to speak ceaselessly with the affected person’s attendants concerning the medical downside confronted by the affected person. Communication and counseling are key points with regards to dealing with affected person attendants.”

One other senior resident mentioned that three-four displays of Block A weren’t working correctly attributable to which important organs of some sufferers couldn’t be checked.

In emergency ward 22, the place critical sufferers are admitted, a nurse handles 4 sufferers at a time. Nursing officers additionally need to bear the brunt of heavy rush at PGI as they need to handle sufferers from giving CPR to intubating sufferers, helping medical doctors in placing sufferers on ventilators and eradicating lifeless our bodies from emergency halls. “As quickly as a affected person is admitted, the nursing officers take care of the affected person until he’s discharged. We additionally handle the non-public hygiene of the sufferers and feed them. Generally, we now have to bear the frustration of the affected person’s attendants as it is vitally tough to avail the remedy,” mentioned a nursing officer.

it takes time to treatment

Sufferers are sometimes seen creating ruckus and shouting at medical doctors attributable to delay in remedy. Generally, the prescribed medicines usually are not obtainable in PGI Pharmacy and Amrit Pharmacy attributable to which the attendants have to go to the chemist outlets outdoors the institute. The prescribed medication is made obtainable within the morning by night, which additional delays the remedy. Sufferers are additionally seen operating from one constructing to a different for the assessments prescribed by the medical doctors, which additional will increase the remedy time.

the troubles of the attendants

The attendants might be seen chasing the medical doctors to inquire concerning the crucial remedy and medication for his or her affected person. In some instances, attendants have to attend a couple of hours to listen to again from medical doctors.

‘Manpower Precedence’

Manpower has been my precedence and the institute is expediting the method of filling up the vacancies in order that the burden on our medical doctors is decreased to some extent. Prof. Vivek Lal, PGI Director

Prof. Vivek Lal, PGI Director


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