Lucknow KGMU will soon have a 500-bed trauma center

LUCKNOW: The Trauma Center Phase-II project at King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow has approved a proposal to build a 500-bed emergency centre.

The existing 150-bed trauma center, which sees 450 to 500 emergency patients every day, is expected to experience less stress with the new facility.

An official spokesperson said the proposed center would be an addition to the current buildings, adding more occupational therapists and diagnostic labs. It will be able to more efficiently and quickly serve emergency patients arriving from across the state.

The idea was sent back to the government for further action after being approved by the executive council. The old nursing home will be demolished after the new facility is built, according to the plan.
In addition to the two-story basement used for parking, diagnostic labs and other amenities, it will have seven stories.
Facilities for 80 beds and a radiodiagnostic center will be located in the front part of the ground floor. There will be a 60-bed unit on the first level with at least 12 occupational therapists. Patients undergoing trauma surgery will have access to 80 beds on the third floor, followed by 60 beds for orthopedic patients on the fourth floor.

The sixth floor will contain super specialty facilities including ENT, vascular surgery, ophthalmology, indigent ward and plastic surgery among others. The fifth floor will have a 40-bed intensive care unit and 20 HDU beds.

On the seventh floor, an office lounge, a seminar center and home businesses will be built.

“The projected Phase II will include full pathology and radiology capabilities under one roof, while emergency services for critically ill elderly patients will continue in the former Trauma Center Phase-I building,” said the Lieutenant-General (retired), Professor Bipin Puri, Vice-Chancellor of KGMU. After government approval, work will start shortly, he noted.

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