ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-RELATED INJURIES AND FIRST-AID NEGLIGENCE IN BANGLADESH
Mahbub Alam Talukdar, Farid Ahmmad, Urmee Priya Das
The goal of this research was to examine the situation regarding road traffic
accident-related injuries on national highways and first aid management in Bangladesh. It conducted a (500) semi-structured questionnaire survey of road traffic accident victims, doctors, nurses, and other government and non-governmental organization employees. According to the research, approximately 2.6 percent of victims received first aid at the accident site, 53.00 percent from government hospitals, and 21.6 percent from pharmacies. As road traffic accident victims, data indicates that about 50.2 percent failed to seek first help at government hospitals, and 20.6 percent, 27.7 percent, and 48.0 percent were subjected to first aid negligence by doctors, hospital administration, and all of them, respectively. Around 77.7 percent of respondents observed that government hospitals lacked first aid supplies. Around 72.2 percent of responders to the study possessed first-aid knowledge, whereas 27.8 percent lacked it. Therefore, 68.4 percent of respondents cited legal problems as a critical impediment to providing emergency first aid to hospital road accident
victims. The study suggests that Bangladesh's first aid system is fragile and poorly managed. Additionally, this study advises some immediate initiatives for reducing complexities and hurdles and increasing people's awareness of basic first aid in the country.
Accidents, Road Traffic, Public Health, Injury, Bangladesh