GUWAHATI, June 9 - The GNRC Hospitals on Monday launched a new scheme for free treatment of accident and emergency patients.
The scheme will cover patients suffering from stroke, heart attack and other medical emergencies also. The free facility will cover doctor�s consultation, bed charge, minimum but essential medicines, oxygen, CT Scan, ECG, X-Ray and limited blood tests.
Launching the scheme, chairman of GNRC, Dr Nomal Chandra Borah expressed concern over the spurt in fatal road mishaps in the State, accounting for thousands of deaths and injuries every year. He also stressed the need for timely treatment of accident victims.
�Accidents are one of the most common causes behind the untimely and sudden loss of life. In such a situation the sooner they are treated more will be the possibility of their survival. Keeping this in view, and for the overall well-being of the society, GNRC Hospitals has taken a bold step towards providing free treatment for the first 24 hours after an accident,� he said.
Dr. J P Sarma, medical director, GNRC Hospitals-Dispur and Sixmile, and Dr Atanu Barthakur, director, Trauma and Emergency services, GNRC Hospitals, were also present in the programme.
The facility was initially launched in the newly-opened GNRC Medical near IIT Guwahati about a month ago. The scheme was a big hit among the masses and that inspired the authorities to extend the facility to its other two units in the heart of Guwahati city as well.