As expected, the newly set up Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) unit at the Cuttack SCB Medical College has swung into action with full speed. As many as two patients have been admitted to the special life-support ward of the hospital in the last two days.
In a most-awaited development for Odisha, the costly Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) facility will be rolled out for critically ill patients at the Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital from August 15, the chief of the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) CBK Mohanty informed on Saturday.
He tested positive for Covid-19 in March 2021 and was shifted to MGM Healthcare here in April and was being treated for Covid pneumonia and was put on ventilator support.
All the required technical personnel have been selected and will soon leave for Kolkata to get training.
All prayers and appeals finally led to some progress. Abhishek Mohapatra, the critically ill COVID patient from Odisha, who has been battling for his life, was airlifted to Kolkata on Wednesday for ECOM treatment.
He is not an eminent personality nor does he belong to an affluent family. But, 24-year-old Amrit Pradhan of Berhampur, a critically ill patient was airlifted to Chennai on Thursday evening through an air ambulance.