- While overtaking, a car lost control & hit a bike-borne couple @ Chakrabahal Chowk Sundergarh.
- The 49 years old lady pillion-rider fell from the bike injuring her head and becoming senseless.
- The Rourkela-based brother of this road accident victim asked them to rush to JP Hospital for treatment. Till then he didn’t know about FTTF treatment being provided at JP Hospital.
- For the first 48 hrs, the patient was provided free treatment under the FTTF Scheme of Odisha Govt.
The fatalities rate in road accidents in Odisha is higher than the national average. While 48 die in every 100 road accidents in Odisha, the national average is 36. To provide life-saving support to these road accident victims in Western Odisha, Odisha Govt. has empanelled JP Hospitals, Rourkela under FTTF ( Free Treatment For Trauma Fund) Scheme, for providing up to 48 hrs free treatment to Road Traffic Accident(RTA) Victims. This empanelled status for JP Hospital has been saving many lives for any road accident victims and thereby reducing fatalities due to road accident.
Recently a 49 years old from Bisrabahal area of Sundergarh, riding pillion with her husband, was hit by a car, which had lost control while overtaking.The car driver seeing a truck coming in front of it while overtaking, panicked and to safeguard from being hit by that truck, hit the two-wheeler in which the couple were travelling.The lady fell down, injuring her head and became senseless.The husband also suffered injuries, requiring primary medical care.
The patient’s brother staying in Rourkela, immediately asked them to come to JP Hospital. The brother reached JP Hospital before the patient and was waiting for them to arrive from Sundergarh, where they had initial first-aid treatment at a government hospital. The brother, then, had just INR 200 in his pocket and was calling his friends & relatives for arranging money for her sister’s treatment, when suddenly he saw an FFTF poster near JP Emergency Dept. He immediately checked with the front office, all the details about FTTF and was in relief that at least for the critical first 48 hours, they will have to pay nothing. Further, he came to know that JP has all the required facilities and availability of specialist doctors for treatment and money is the last thing that JP Hospital will ask for, during these 48 hours, focusing only on treatment, to bring the patient out of danger.
When the patient arrived at JP emergency and trauma centre, she was immediately subject to treatment under JP Consultant Critical Care Dr. Debasish Panda and shifted to ICU. Since the patient had a head injury, she was also seen by Dr S Kumar, Neurosurgeon and necessary treatment and medication started. After the 48 hrs period under FTTF was over, the patient was shifted to the ward for continued treatment & recovery. After 7 days the patient was discharged and gradually returned to a normal lifestyle.
For the people of Western Odisha, the FTTF empanelled JP Hospital has been saving many lives of RTA patients and is an advantage for accident victims, who now, don’t have to worry about the treatment cost for the critical first 48 hours, which generally decides the fatalities & severity of injuries inflicted on road accident victims.
Chairman of JP Hospitals Mr Sanjay Bansal says “ We are committed to providing quality treatment to all, irrespective of whether a patient is a general patient or a BSKY Card Holder or treatment provided under any govt’s scheme or even in cases where a patient doesn’t have immediate money. We treat every patient equally”.