28-MAR-2018: JNMC team starts working on Rs 40 lakhs ICMR project
Aligarh, March 28: As the public health experts worldwide concede that there is a global epidemic of road traffic accidents, a Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) team has started working on a project aimed at decreasing the time lag between crash and arrival at health facility.
Dr Urfi, Assistant Professor from the Department of Community Medicine, JNMC has finally received an approval of Rs 40 lakhs Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) ?Road Traffic Injuries? project which was submitted in 2016 under the guidance of Prof Najam Khalique, who is one of the co-investigators with Prof Anees Ahmad, Dr Latif Zafar Jilani and Dr Shahbaz Habib Faridi.
Prof Khalique stressed that this study will bring out in depth analysis of road traffic accidents and early rescue of the injured.
Dr Urfi added that project work will identify barriers in providing early rescue to patients and find appropriate solutions.
This project will be undertaken on the case studies of NH-91 and NH-93, which are two important national highways in the Aligarh district. The investigators of the project said that interventions will be applied in the study, which if found successful will aid in decreasing the time in which a person injured in a serious accident reaches a hospital.
They added, independent research so far suggested that road traffic injuries are the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups and it is predicted that by 2030 road accidents will be the fifth leading cause of death all over the world.
According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India (GoI), 494 624 people were injured in 4,80,652 road accidents in India in 2016. 150785 people lost their lives in the same year, which has decreased marginally to 146377 in 2017. The GoI report also stated that Uttar Pradesh tops the list of fatal road accidents.
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