According to the World Health Organization report, trauma is responsible for more deaths as compared to tuberculosis and other diseases like HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Dominic Konadu-Yeboah, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Head of Trauma and Orthopaedics, says Ghana loses about $230 million annually through trauma incidents, which often contribute to disability and death. This has a significant impact on the economic growth and development of the country.
A program was organized by the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in collaboration with AO Alliance to help the people suffering from trauma.
According to the facts and figures, Road injuries accounted for approximately 60% of all accidents in the country, adding that the most common cause of death was excessive bleeding in the brain due to trauma.
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Dr. Konadu has urged people to call for an ambulance as soon as they witness an accident so that the patient can get treated quickly. Furthermore, Journalists are also advised to develop awareness among the public so that the fatalities can be minimized.