UP to launch India’s first live emergency monitoring system soon

Lucknow: In another major move towards upgrading the health care services in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government is soon going to implement the Live Emergency Monitoring System. Once implemented, the Live Emergency Monitoring System will provide easy and accessible admission at hospitals especially in case of an emergency.

The Government is also making efforts to ensure availability of ambulance services on a single call while providing treatment to the emergency patients immediately in hospitals.

Patients seeking emergency treatment in the state often have to run from one medical institute and hospital to another facility in the want of available medical beds. This hinders treatment time available to a patient of trauma and emergency care. With this network system, emergency and trauma patients can be easily admitted to a medical facility.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and AIIMS will support in training of staff and gap analysis. The government is already working towards the same and soon the Chief Minister will make an announcement in this regard.

The Government also plans to set up an Integrated Trauma and Emergency Center on the lines of the Covid Command Center. Along with this, there will be an increase in ambulances and trained technical staff.

Through this system, about three lakh patients will get the treatment every year. The centre has the capacity to attend 40,000 calls in a day.

Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, Medical Education, informed that in order to implement this scheme, a medieval-term strategy has been prepared till December 2023 and a long-term till December 2026. The call center and mobile app will be ready in two years. Along with this, four emergency medical centers of level one, level two and level three each will be made functional. About 4000 ambulances will be made operational under the long-term strategy while around nine level-one, ten level-2 and 27 level- 3 emergency medical centers will be linked with the scheme.

Trauma centers will be opened in 47 medical colleges and institutes

To implement the scheme, trauma centers will be opened in 47 medical colleges and institutions of the state. Medical colleges of level three and level two will be upgraded to level one. In addition, the number of beds in trauma and emergency will be increased.

In the next five years, there will be an increase in the number of medical professors in the departments of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery for the treatment of trauma and emergency patients, which will lead to an increase in the seats for the degree courses (MD, MS) of Resident Doctors. Accordingly, training of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care Technician will also be done.

Furthermore, SGPGI of Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Meerut, Kannauj, Budaun, Ayodhya, JIMS Noida, Basti, Shahjahanpur, Firozabad and Bahraich will be upgraded by December 2023. UPMS Saifai, RMLIMS of Agra, Jhansi, Prayagraj, Child PGI of Banda, Saharanpur, Jalaun, Azamgarh, Ambedkar Nagar, Pratapgarh, Siddharthnagar, Hardoi, Etah, Fatehpur, Deoria, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Ghazipur and 14 other medical colleges will be upgraded by December 2026.

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