Busiest in the City, AKUH’s Emergency Room accommodates Quetta blasts victims

When the Government of Balochistan asked the University Hospital to provide care, the Emergency Room, one of the busiest in the city, was already full. But the emergency medical team stepped up to the challenge.

77 wounded in Quetta blast at AKUH

Busiest in the City, AKUH's Emergency Room accommodates Quetta blasts victimsKarachi, August 12, 2016: Seventy-seven people injured in the Quetta bomb attack have arrived at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi for specialist treatment and quality care.

Many of the injured, including 3 women, have multiple shrapnel wounds and many have significant injuries. Air-lifted from Quetta, they have been arriving at the Emergency Room in different groups on different days.

The first group arrived on Monday night.

When the Government of Balochistan asked the University Hospital to provide care, the Emergency Room, one of the busiest in the city, was already full. But the emergency medical team stepped up to the challenge.

“Staff was mobilized, generously offering to work longer hours and off-duty members returning to assist,” said Johannes Th. Kedzierski, Chief Executive Officer, AKUH. “ER beds were cleared, hospital bed capacity was increased, extra medical supplies prepared and the operating rooms were readied.”

The injured were triaged – sorted according to the severity of their wounds – as they entered ER and sent to the operating rooms or wards.

This process was followed for the next two groups and so far 8 patients have been discharged.

“AKUH’s mission is to provide exemplary care to all patients irrespective of race, religion or background. People and governments choose this Hospital because we offer the best healthcare in the region,” he added.

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