Bengaluru/Kengeri, June 01, 2022: Today, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital relaunched their Advanced Emergency & Trauma Center. Sri Sri Sri Dr Nirmalanandanatha Maha Swamiji, President, Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Mutt, Nagamangala, inaugurated the Advanced Emergency & Trauma Center and acknowledged the significant role that the hospital plays in effectively managing critical emergency cases that occur in both rural and urban Bangalore. Sri Sri Dr Prakashnath Swamiji, Managing Director, BGS & SJB Group of institutions, Bengaluru, graced the occasion.
The ER demonstrates a complete infrastructural transformation, that has been achieved in terms of medical equipment, increase in bed capacity and isolation rooms, in compliance with the latest COVID guidelines. The trauma centre is one of the largest in the city and surpasses international standards. The advanced trauma team has been further strengthened with the addition of specialists, senior doctors, ER trained nurses adept at handling polytrauma cases. The ER and Polytrauma team are a 120+ strong team that is structured to handle large scale emergencies of up to 200 patients at a time in coordination with the hospital’s sister concern – BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences.
Dr Narasimachar, Senior Consultant and Head of Emergency and Trauma Medicine, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital shared,” Our infrastructural upgrade has been backed by an equally critical upgrade in people and protocol. We are equipped to provide supervised consultant driven emergency care 24×7 with evidence based clinical protocol for any type of emergency. The cutting-edge technology, specialised ICUs for trauma, specialists trained in trauma care like vascular surgeons and plastic surgeons with a vast experience managing industrial accidents have all further strengthened the quality of our trauma centre. Last year, we treated 12,000 plus emergency cases during COVID, and we are prepared to handle 15,000 or more cases a year.”
BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, Kengeri has notably been one of the largest trauma centres in the state, attracting patients from various parts of Karnataka.
Biju Nair, Cluster COO, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Bengaluru, added “Our hospital is uniquely located at the cusp of urban and rural belt of Bengaluru allowing us the privilege to treat four distinct emergency segments ranging home emergencies, workplace emergencies, road accident led emergencies and farmland emergencies. I am proud of the daily team-effort extended by our multi-disciplinary team of specialists who are truly experts first in every emergency. “
Given its location, the hospital receives a range of emergency cases from both rural and urban areas of Bangalore. The trauma centre is uniquely positioned to handle emergency cases ranging from accidents at home, like falls, stroke, heart attacks; rural emergency cases like insecticide poisoning and snake bites; industrial accidents like limb injuries or chemical injuries and road traffic accidents which is a common occurrence given the hospital’s proximity to arterial roads and highways.
Prof Tamorish Kole, Immediate Past President of Asian Society for Emergency Medicine & Visiting Professor, University of South Wales (UK) added, “Any tragedy can be taken to either success or failure within the first (Platinum) 10 minutes of medical attention. Hence, it is critical to make quick decisions regarding the definitive emergency and trauma care that should be provided to the patient on arrival. A multi-disciplinary team that is trained in trauma will have the ability to anticipate the specific problems associated with a patient with multiple injuries. With these critical upgrades, the hospital will function as an acute emergency and trauma centre that will prioritise the patient while eliminating bottlenecks that usually puts a kink in treatment protocol. Over the course of a few years, we would be able to study this hospital as a model for centre of excellence in trauma and emergency care.”
About BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bengaluru:
BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital at Kengeri, Bengaluru is one of Karnataka’s most renowned multi-organ transplant and tertiary care multi-specialty hospital with a key focus on Gastroenterology, Cancer Care, Neurosciences, Renal Sciences and Cardiac Sciences. The NABH and NABL accredited hospital operate 450 beds. A modern Cath Lab, 6 operation theatres, advanced imaging services (Trubeam STX and Tesla MRI) offer cutting edge emergency and critical care management following internationally approved clinical protocols.
Over one and a half decade years of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital by all major corporates in the neighbourhood. The hospital also offers Video Consult services to its patients in India, Africa, and SAARC nations.
BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care.