3 daily deaths revealed by RTI at AIIMS
An average of three persons have died every day at the AIIMS Trauma Centre in the past three years, causing up to over 3,000 deaths in the last three years, an RTI reply has revealed.
Reply provided by the Central Public Information Officer with the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre filed to an application filed under Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that 3,041 patients died at the AIIMS Trauma Centre in the past three years out of which 1,530 were either brought dead or died in the emergency after initial treatment. In 2009, the number of deaths was 931 to which rose to 1,098 in 2010 and to 1,012 in 2011.
In the past three years, maximum number of deaths been reported in the neurosurgery intensive care unit of the hospital (756), followed by the Intensive Care Unit (536). The figures indicate that there is an average of three deaths everyday of which one at least has been brought dead or died in emergency after initial treatment.