A real life narration by an accident victim as to How Police and GH react in an accident. (Full Narration at the end of the post). Another Incident Regarding response of Government Health Care System to a patient with Chest Pain is narrated here
Key Points from the Narration & my Comments (in Bold Italics)
No Sedation Given – Because head injury is not yet ruled out. Any Sedation will lead to difficulty in accessing the neurological status if the patient’s consciousness goes down either due to head injury or due to blood loss6. Sankagiri GH has completed the First Aid + Wound Management in 20 minutes. In Singapore and UK, the average waiting time in ER is in hours while in TN we see that
Full Narration Follows
What happened to me?
Lot of calls, messages enquiring about my health. Something went wrong and it is no fault that people who love me with lot of attention & care want to know what happened to me? – I can very well understand this curiosity is due to the care and affection.
I am bound to explain what happened to all of you. Due to my current position, I am explaining as short as possible about what happened.
Tue 15th Jan
07:00 am – Started on a ride to Pondy with the Lone Wolves
10:00 pm – Met with Pondy paleo friends at the beach
Wed 16th Jan
03:00 am – Had a great peaceful time with friends at the beach. Slept
07:00 am – Went to Vedhapureswarar temple, had a great darshan
11:00 am – Ride out from Pondy headed back home
03:00 pm – Had a good lunch at Ayodhipattinam before Salem
03:45 pm – Refuelled at Salem
04:15 pm – Felt sleepy, slept on the pavement of closed tea shop, was a good power nap
04:30 pm – Got up fresh, started riding back
04:40 pm – 4 kms after Sankagiri, was riding very slow, suddenly a bolero disappeared from nowhere without stopping to see from the other side service lane and came into enter this side service lane. I tried to avoid and ride to the left – could not avoid – got hit by the bolero on my right knee and was thrown yards away landing on the foot of a tea shop on the service lane. After the fall, I tried to get up. I sat up. There was police nearby. They rushed to my rescue. Somebody from the crowd tried to touch my helmet. I yelled at him to stay away and not to touch me. I consciously removed my ray ban, and then slowly my helmet making sure there was no dent in the helmet. The police was very very helpful. They asked the crowd to keep away and got hold of the bolero driver. I could see my right leg almost ripped on into two. How lucky a man is to see his own leg bones. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I immediately gathered all my strength and asked for water & lime juice with salt. The police arranged immediately. They also called the 108 and took me to Sankagiri GH. Once inside the ambulance, I decided not to make any unwanted calls fearing I would faint any time seeing the wound up close and blood that was flowing. I asked the attendar in the ambulance to remove my shoes and throw them away as they were out of shape and I could get some fresh air.
The first call I made was to my friend & brother Maheshwaran Nallaiyan from Tiruchencode as he was the nearest person I could reach from Sankagiri. I was very sure that even if he was not at home, he will arrange someone to take care of me immediately. My luck he was at home & his driver was at Sankagiri already for some work. He said his driver will reach GH first immediately & he will come there in 10 mins. That was a great relief to have a loved one nearby.
The second call I made was to my brother Dr. Dharani Subramaniam explained my situation and asked what to do. Dharani said do not panic. If you can remember me, call me without any chaos in such a situation you are mentally all well. He told me to finish GH first aid and head straight to KMCH, Coimbatore immediately without hesitation. Within 5 mins, Dharani called me back – said that all arrangements to receive me has been arranged by the top medics team at KMCH, Coimbatore at Emergency. He also said that he is on the way already to KMCH.
All this happened in a time of 10 minutes.
04:55 pm – Sankagiri GH team received me with full speed, no time wasted they started first aid. Most painful moment of my life. Just a small pain killer given – no sedation – my big open wound was stitched and packed like a Rambo movie.
Mahesh bro arrived at the GH when the first aid was going on and caught my hand offering strength.
05:15 pm – Sankagiri GH process was over. They called for a private ambulance who said he will come in one hour. We knew that golden moments should not be wasted. Mahesh bro came in his Thar jeep. The GH team made me sit comfortably on the back of the Jeep and we headed towards KMCH.
05:30 pm – I call and inform Mom that i met with a small accident – repeatedly said her not to panic and start immediately to KMCH. Mahesh bro drove me very comfortably keeping me occupied talking all the way so I should not sleep.
07:10 pm – I arrive at KMCH and get admitted at Emergency
07:20 pm – Dr. Dharani arrives check my wound and says not to worry we are in best hands.
07:30 pm – Doctors start checking my wound taking photos sending to seniors – deep discussion starts and Dr.Dharani is with them.
08:00 pm – More pain – they again wash my wound and make new dressing
08:10 pm – Taken to Xray
08:50 pm – Taken to CT scan – discussion continue with results
11:45 pm – Taken to Operation Theatre – Procedure 1 begins
It was a 2 hour long procedure thoroughly cleaning my wound so that no infection spreads in my body due to the external particles from the road
Thu 17th Jan
03:15 am – Reached room
10:00 am – Got up, rest day
Recoup the accident. I knew how i fly. Had there been an impact to my helmet, it should have been fatal. Lucky to be alive. It was my death day. Only Lord Shiva saved my life ending it with just a hit.
Fri 18th Jan
12:30 pm – Taken to Operation Theatre – Procedure 2 begins
It was the ortho procedure. Ortho surprised that my bone was damn strong to take such a beating. Just one minor fracture – fixation done with a bio collapsible tiatinium screw. No further damange – only scratches, will be healed by itself in a month – The effect of regular bone broth & vitamin d
06:00 pm – Reached room
Sat 18th Jan – Rest day
Sun 20th Jan – Doctor visits, remove dressing and fixes next procedure on Monday
Mon 21st Jan
02:00 pm – Taken to Operation Theatre – Procedure 3 begins
Again wound cleaning. Total dead skin removed.
06:00 pm – Reached room
Tue 22nd Jan
11:00 am – Dressing removed and VAC machine fixed to heal the wound faster
Wed 23rd Jan
11:00 am – Discharged and sent home
Thu 24th, Fri 25th, Sat 26th, Sun 27th Jan – Rest
Mon 28th Jan
12:15 pm – Reach back hospital, wound cleaned, redressed, VAC machine removed, readmitted
Tue 29th Jan – Rest Day
Wed 30th Jan
09:30 am – Taken to Operation Theatre – Procedure 4 begins
Plastic surgery grafting done. Skin taken from left leg and grafted on right leg
12:30 pm – Reached room
Thu 31st Jan
Fix VAC machine and discharge
I will have to report once every week as out patient for wound dressing and rehab
I am strong and will emerge back very stronger. Work not affected, infact more concentration on work now. More time for Keto168. More time to read.
Keep me in all your prayers. Love you all.
& we end all post about this accident with this. Let us move on to the positive brighter side.
Om Namah Shivaya!