AIIMS Study Reveals Gap Existence At Health Centres’ Emergency System Across India


  • Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura 

Agartala, December 27, 2021 : A study conducted by the Department of Emergency Medicine, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNATC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with the financial assistance of National Institution for Transforming India-Aayog (NITI-Aayog) on Emergency and Injury Care at Secondary and Tertiary Level Centres in India has observed that gaps in financing, protocols, blood banks, etc existed in the current emergency care system of different healthcare facilities.

The facility-level physical infrastructure, human resources, equipment and supplies, point of care lab and essential medicine gaps also existed in the current emergency care system at different healthcare levels in India.

The reports also found that the existence of gap between pre-hospital care and definitive care services, and proper linkage should be there. A major gap is the lack of academic emergency medicine departments at different healthcare levels in India. All these gaps are likely to compromise the provisions of quality emergency care.

These findings point towards the implementation of a comprehensive programme of emergency care system reforms in the country of India.

According to the study, the comparative of compliance among medical colleges it was found that  Agartala Government Medical College and Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital achieved 41 percent in Hospital Services, 17 percent in ED Protocol, SOP, Guidelines, 39 percent in Safety and Security, zero in terms of Disaster management, 21 percent in Continuous Quality Management, 39 percent in Data Management System, 38 percent in Financing, 76 percent in Physical Infrastructure, 23 percent in Equipment and Supplies in ED, 67 percent in availability essential medicine in ED and 36 percent in overall compliance.

In the case of comparative compliance among private hospitals having more than 300 beds Tripura Medical College and BRAM Teaching Hospital in four categories performed poorly, under three categories it performed moderate well and in four categories the results were better.

In all the categories, the Tripura medical college & BRAM Teaching Hospital, Agartala secured 53 percent, 35 percent secured by Gomati District Hospital, Udaipur and 36 percent by the Agartala Government Medical College and GB Pant Hospital.