A disaster ward, an essential facility to treat patients affected with a diaster such as a bomb blast or a bus accident, will soon be a reality at Delhi government-run Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital (LBSH). The hospital management has decided to set up a separate disaster ward within three months.
The initiative has been taken by Dr Ashok Dua, Chief Casualty Medical Officer, LBSH. Dr Dua told DTMT: “Disaster ward would be equipped with 10 beds and essential services to treat patients affected by any disaster. It will take around three months to start the ward.”
Dr Dua added that a disaster ward is an essential and a dedicated health facility that treats critically injured patients who come in large numbers. Presently, such patients are treated in the main emergency of the hospital.