Lucknow News: In a significant development, King George’s Medical University (KGMU) is set to establish a paediatric trauma care facility on its campus, with crucial assistance from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal.
Professor Ajai Singh, the Director of AIIMS, Bhopal, made this announcement while in Lucknow for the “POSUPCON-2023” paediatrics orthopaedic conference held at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute for Medical Sciences.
Challenges in Paediatric Trauma Cases
Addressing the unique challenges in paediatric trauma cases, Professor Ajai Singh emphasized the need for specialized expertise. Unlike adults, children may not be able to articulate their injuries, making diagnosis more complex. While adults can provide information about the injury’s origin and location of pain, children might express their distress through crying without pinpointing the exact issue.
Importance of Diagnosis for Effective Treatment
Professor Singh further noted that in paediatric trauma cases, the site of swelling may not necessarily coincide with the actual injury location. Therefore, developing diagnostic skills tailored to paediatric trauma is essential for more effective and expedited treatment.
Knowledge Sharing and Development Plan
To realize the establishment of the paediatric trauma care facility at KGMU, the two institutes, KGMU and AIIMS Bhopal, will collaborate on a knowledge-sharing plan. Resident doctors from KGMU will have the opportunity to visit AIIMS Bhopal to gain insights into how paediatric trauma emergency cases are managed there. This shared expertise will contribute to the establishment and operation of the facility at KGMU.
The conference witnessed the participation of several experts, including Dr. Ashish Kumar from KGMU’s orthopaedic surgery department, KGMU’s Vice-Chancellor, and Prof. Soniya Nityanand, Director of Lohia Institute, along with other esteemed experts in the field.