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Global road safety organization urged government not to turn AIIMS into COVID-19 hub

Following the threat posed by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the International Road Federation (IRF) said on Tuesday that the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNAT), which is part of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, should not be converted into a COVID-19 center. JPNAT was converted into a full-fledged COVID-19 center in March of last year, and routine trauma services have just been re-established at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNAT), according to a statement from the International Road Federation. The Federation said it had written to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya urging him to intervene and not allow the reconversion of JPNAT in the COVID-19 center.

“There’s not a lot of event cancellation coverage out there, there’s not a lot of civil action coverage out there, and when you hit $ 40 billion, it’s up to you. pretty much exhausting what was underwritten, “said David Flandro, chief analyst at Howden. Property catastrophe reinsurance rates rose 9% year-on-year on January 1, marking their largest year-on-year increase since 2009, Howden also said in the report. The insured losses of $ 44 billion from COVID-19 so far represent the third-largest cost to insurers of any disaster, behind Hurricane Katrina and the 11th attacks. September, insurance broker Howden said on Tuesday. However, initial projections of more than $ 100 billion for COVID-19 insured losses now appear “unlikely,” Howden said in a report on reinsurance renewals. pred iction was made by industry experts at the start of the pandemic nearly two years ago, as events were called off and businesses around the world forced to shut down.

IRF President Emeritus KK Kapila said, “JPNAT Trauma Center is essential as it is the holistic trauma center that has grown into a world-renowned Level I trauma center with annual attendance of 70 to 80,000 (only injured patients). “Kapila added that it was the only center in the country to provide quality patient care 24/7 with all specialties intended for injured patients.” The center also took care of victims of complicated trauma referred by other hospitals, combat-injured Central Armed Police Force patients, mass incident patients and multiple wounded, “Kapila said. India has about 1.5 lakh of accident fatalities. the road per year, the highest in the world with more than 4.25 lakh of injuries The country needs more trauma services every year, said IRF.

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