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Rashmi Ranjan

The All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneswar has received accolades from all quarters for its sincere efforts in readying an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in just one hour to treat six patients with critical burn injuries.

The authorities of the premier health institute under the direct supervision of Director Gitanjali Batmanabane readied the ICU with the help of 30 doctors and nurses to treat some gas cylinder explosion victims.

Notably, as many as seven people were taken in critical condition after a cooking gas cylinder exploded at Gambharimunda village in Khordha district on Thursday morning.

Though, two patients, who suffered 100 per cent burn injuries, died during treatment despite being shifted to AIIMS, four other are still under treatment, hospital sources informed.

"Though, the AIIMS does not have a burn ICU, the doctors here acted very swiftly to set up to treat the patients. The efforts by the medical staff of the hospital are highly commendable," said Nirupama Barala, relative of a patient.

Praising the medical team for their efforts, Sachidananda Mohanty, Medical Superintendent of the health institute said, "I thank my entire team for their prompt action. Within one hour we set up an ICU and shifted all the patients."

"After go-ahead from the Director, we set up an ICU unit immediately and shifted the patients there," narrates Dr Sanjay Kumar Giri, ICU In-charge.

Recently, AIIMS Bhubaneswar also earned appreciation from all after it secured a place among the country's top 10 medical universities.

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