4,809 deaths at PGI in 2011,36% children

Of the 4,809 patients died after being admitted for treatment at the region’s lone tertiary care institute,PGIMER in 2011,a staggering 1,739 were children,accounting for 36 per cent of total deaths.

Written by Smriti Sharma Vasudeva | Chandigarh | Published: March 30, 2012 1:02 am

Of the 4,809 patients died after being admitted for treatment at the region’s lone tertiary care institute,PGIMER in 2011,a staggering 1,739 were children,accounting for 36 per cent of total deaths.

Latest statistics calculated by PGIMER has revealed that during the last two years,1.31 lakh patients were admitted at the 1,959 bedded tertiary care institute,out of which 9,508 patients died due to various ailments resulting in a gross death rate of 7.3 per cent. While 4,699 patients died in 2010,in 2011,4,809 patients died at the institute.

Most of the children who died in 2011 were admitted to the Advanced Pediatrics Centre. Patients suffered from various birth complications such as intrauterine hypoxia,birth asphyxia and various respiratory disorders.

A total of 1,569 patients died at the Nehru Hospital in 2011,while 988 patients died in its emergency wing followed by 444 deaths at the Advanced Cardiac Centre and 69 deaths at Advanced Trauma Centre,which is not yet fully functional.

Maximum patients (259) died due to burns,followed by 221 deaths caused by multiple body injuries. A total of 149 patients died of pneumonia followed by 137 deaths caused by liver diseases.

The number of patients visiting Out Patient Departments has gone up significantly in the last four year,from 43,8131 patients in 2007 to 65,1435 patients in 2011.

In 2011,out of the 1,49,250 patients who visited PGIMER,1,18,816 were from Punjab followed by 83,006 patients from Haryana and 41,949 patients from Himachal Pradesh. A total of 1,25,004 surgeries were performed in 2011 out of which 74,625 were performed on men and 50,379 on women.

Out of all the special clinics for specific ailments,the statistics revealed that maximum patients,1,34,060 patients visited the special eye clinics followed by 47,689 patients who visited the special clinics being run by the department of Obstetrics and gynecology.

Giving a thumbs down to the family Planning programmes of the government,only six vasectomies were performed in last two years and 789 tubectomy surgeries were performed.

Statistics

Total births: 4,817 (2,635 male,2,174 females)

Total deaths: 4,809

Maximum number of patients in the age group of 26-35: 82,764

Least number of patients in the age group of 66 years and above: 30,889

Maximum deaths:

Advanced paediatrics centre: 1,739

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