The Rotary Club of Coimbatore Satellite in association with its CSR partners have renovated the ground floor of the Pediatrics Comprehensive Block at the Government Coimbatore Medical College Hospital and has newly constructed a state-of-the-art Out-Patient (OP) Department and Pediatrics Resuscitation Emergency Medicine (PREM) Unit at a cost of 60 Lakhs.
On Dec 9, 2022, the inauguration of this unit was presided over by Ma. Subramanian, Tamil Nadu Minister of Health & Family Welfare & V Senthil Balaji, Minister of Electricity, Prohibition & Excise, in the presence of Coimbatore Mayor A. Kalpana, District collector Dr. G.S Sameeran IAS, GH Dean Dr. A. Nirmala, Pediatric Department HOD Dr. Geetanjali, Dr. Sasikumar, Dr. Raju, Rotary Assistant Governor Rtn. Arun Arumugam, Rotary GGR Rtn. Dr. P. Sivaprakash, Rotary President Dr. R. Suresh Babu & Rotary Secretary C. Bharani Kumar.
This new unit is expected to benefit about 20 children per day between the age of 1 to 12 years and more than 5000 children per year. The unit will cater for the need of our children from the Western region of Tamil Nadu (neighbouring 6 districts) and the nearby state of Kerala and Karnataka.
This PREM unit will take care of the Golden hour management (The first crucial one hour) for Paediatric medical emergencies like respiratory distress, asthma exacerbations, shock of various types, convulsive status epilepticus, raised intracranial tension, multi-organ dysfunction syndromes, cardiopulmonary arrest, Burns and Thermal Injuries, Trauma and Accidental Injuries, Poisoning and Envenomations, and Epidemics and pandemic emergencies. Children after being resuscitated and stabilized will be shifted to any wards or ICUs for ongoing care. This PREM unit will completely decrease the medical complications & death that arise due to any delays in not treating the child during the golden hour.