Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s News)- Kingston Public Hospital- CRASH VICTIMS REPRESENTING HIGHEST TRAUMA CASES AT KPH: Road crash victims represent the highest number of trauma cases seen at the Kingston Public Hospital, KPH for the first six months of the year.
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said 1,000 victims of motor vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June.
There were over 300 victims of stabbing and more than 200 persons with gunshot wounds.
He noted that the University of the West Indies, UWI years ago, mapped the cost to treat an individual that was involved in a motorcycle accident, which amounted to about 16 million dollars.
Dr Tufton was speaking at the 7th annual “On the Road, On the Job” road safety workshop organized by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel in New Kingston yesterday.
The Workshop involved collaboration with the National Safety Council out of the United States.