120 Trauma Centers Renovated

120 Trauma Centers Renovated120 Trauma Centers Renovated

During the last two years, 120 trauma centers across the country have been renovated and equipped, said Health Minister Hassan Hashemi, on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the second national trauma congress on Saturday. “Annually, over 18,000 people lose their lives in road accidents in the country and around 200,000 people become disabled as a result,” IRNA quoted him as saying. Over half of all reported traumatic brain injuries are the result of an automobile accident. Traumatic brain injury occurs as a result of any force that penetrates or fractures the skull; areas which are susceptible during an auto accident. According to Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, 20,000 people die each year due to traumatic brain injury. The confab (Dec 3-6) at Iran’s National Library Conference Hall in Tehran, will discuss the latest methods to reduce preventable deaths from trauma to zero. 


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