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Over 3,000 deaths in 3 yrs at AIIMS Trauma Centre

New Delhi: An average of three persons have died everyday at the AIIMS Trauma Centre in the past three years, causing up to over 3,000 deaths in the last three years, an RTI reply has revealed.

As per the reply given by Dr Sanjeev Lalwani, the Central Public Information Officer with the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, 3,041 people died at the AIIMS Trauma Centre in the past three years with 1,530 of them brought dead or died in the emergency after initial treatment. While 931 deaths were reported in 2009, the number rose to 1,098 the following year and in 2011 a total of 1,012 died in this hospital.

According to the reply, in the past three years 756 deaths have been reported in the neurosurgery intensive care unit of the hospital, followed by 536 deaths in the Intensive Care Unit, 91 in neurosurgery, 42 died because of pulmonary or cardiopulmonary failure, 29 deaths happened in the department of surgery and two deaths were reported from the Orthopaedics unit.

Ajay Marathe, a resident of Mumbai had filed the RTI application to know the details of deaths reported in this hospital dedicated to treat trauma cases. Marathe said, "If figure of deaths in this hospital is scanned properly, then not only there is an average of three deaths everyday of which one at least has been brought dead or died in emergency after initial treatment".

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