First In Odisha: Dedicated Burn ICU Comes Up At SCB In Cuttack

Cuttack: In a first in the state, a dedicated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for burn patients has come up at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack.

The dedicated burn care unit comprises a nine-bed ICU, an operation theatre and isolation rooms. All types of burn cases, including thermal, electric, lightning, chemical and post-accident, will be treated free of cost at the unit.

Prof Arun Kumar Choudhury, Head of the Department (Burn and Plastic Surgery), was quoted by TNIE as saying that burns were among the most devastating forms of trauma and require immediate, specialist care to minimise infection and mortality.

“The burn centre at SCB MCH will provide state-of-the-art care by adhering to standard protocols. Earlier, we were unable to save extreme burn cases due to lack of ventilator and dedicated ICU. Now we can save lives of patients with severe burn injuries,” he told TNIE.

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