Governor appreciates initiative on Trauma Centres along NHs

Governor appreciates initiative on Trauma Centres along NHs
Governor K. Sankaranarayanan releases the NEROSA souvenir during its XXII annual conference in Kohima on Saturday. (Morung Photo/Chizokho Vero)

Kohima : Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was appreciative of the government initiative to set up a wide network of specialized Trauma Centres along the National Highways.

Speaking at the annual conference of North East Regional Orthopedic Surgeons Association (NEROSA) here at ATI complex this morning, Sankaranarayanan said the trauma centres would provide highest level of definitive and comprehensive care of patients with complex injuries.

“The Trauma Centres will invariably have specialists of orthopedic along with general surgery, neuro- surgery, plastic surgery etc.

Later on it is planned to expand this initiative to cover all the community centres also,” the Governor said, and at the same time he also expressed hope that this initiative will bring down the number of people dying of accidents besides ensuring faster and effective recovery.

Orthopedic surgery, which is a specialized branch of surgery, primarily deals with conditions involving muscular and skeletal systems. Disorders and diseases in these systems often lead to acute inconveniences and discomfort to the patient, the Governor said adding that elderly people are particularly prone to such conditions especially in rural areas.

“Because of lack of proper and adequate treatment they often go through painful times. People having misfortune of being involved in accidents both household and traffic also go through similar sufferings. Their numbers are large as unfortunately in our country safety norms are not universally enforced. It is essential that people with such cases, especially accident victims get prompt medical care where(in) ‘ortho- surgeons’ play a major part,” the governor said.

Terming the annual conference of NEROSA as “very good forums” for sharing of knowledge and experiences, he said “This increases the proficiency enabling one to serve and deliver better.”
Also expressing satisfaction that the conference has attracted Orthopedic Surgeons from all the states of North East some of who happen to be leading names in this field, the Governor was hopeful that the discussions and deliberations with experts will lead to enhancement and improvement in skills of every participating surgeon.

“I sincerely hope that we have more specialists in this subject so that bone related diseases and complications are brought to a minimum. I also wish for better infrastructure in our hospitals so that ‘ortho’ care is improved,” he added.
The Governor also released the souvenir of the NEROSA on the occasion.
Prof. M. Shantharam Shetty, president, Indian Orthopedic Association also graced the inaugural function as guest of honour and exhorted the gathering.

NEROSA president Dr. A.K. Sipani in his presidential address said the Association was formed in 1987 at Silchar. The strength of its members now stands at 100. “There is no dearth of clinical material in this region and our members are doing all types of surgery even then we are lagging behind in presenting and publishing papers not to talk of international and national level but at the regional level,” Dr. Sipani said.

Earlier, welcome address was delivered by Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao, president, organizing committee while Dr. Satyajit Borah, Hony. Secretary NEROSA read out secretarial report.

Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Gwalozu Thong, Organizing secretary, NEOSCON.