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Trauma Care

Project on Training in Capacity Building in Trauma Life Support & Care in India at Jai Prakash Narayan AIIMS Trauma Centre (JPNATC), New Delhi


NDMA in collaboration with Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC) has undertaken a Pilot Project on Advanced Trauma Life Support Project at JPNATC from May 2012 to May 2013. The project was designed to develop human resources to provide effective trauma care initially in the vulnerable and disaster prone states such as Assam, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh and to develop dedicated and well trained doctors, nurses and paramedics for trauma life support in order to meet the challenges of disastrous situations.

A total of 117 doctors in 8 Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 50 Nurses in 4 Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) course, 48 doctors and nurses in 3 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) were trained at JPNATC. 3 Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) were organized at Patna, Guwahati, and Hyderabad and 131 doctors, nurses and paramedics were trained.

Based on successful completion of the pilot project, the pilot project was further up-scaled to implement in 10 more multi-hazard prone States of India namely Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Odisha, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi at a total cost of Rs. 432.8 lakhs with an implementation period of 31 months from Feb 2016. However, to avoid delicacy of efforts, the project was foreclosed in Feb 2017, as the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India had developed a similar course on “National Emergency Life Support fully” funded by MoHFW for training of Doctors, Nurses and Para-Medical personnel for 5 years in the country.

Under the up-scaled project, JPNATC successfully completed 06 ATLS Provider Course for Doctors and 04 ATCN Provider Course for Nurses under the project and trained total 109 participants (71 Doctors and 38 Nurses).