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.
Nine ECMO machines which have been procured by the Odisha Government will arrive in the State by the later part of this month, said DMET Director
Debakant Pradhan, a resident of Hindol in Dhenkanal district who had been under treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar since June 10, was airlifted to Chennai today.
This is Sanjay Agarwal from Odisha's Cuttack. On 1st May, he was tested positive for the Covid19 infection.
Losing her aunt to Covid was extremely painful for this eight-year-old girl. She didn’t want any other family to experience the same pain. Displaying a heart of gold, this little girl Aslesha Kashyap of Bolangir’s Bairam Nagar decided to donate all her savings towards Abhishek Mohapatra’s ECMO treatment.
When an eight-year-old girl donates to save a life, it is the intent that is worth an example and not the money for consideration.
Critical Covid-19 patients may no longer have to be referred to other states for the life-saving Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) treatment as two such machines will soon be installed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar.
With funds and prayers pouring in, critically ill Abhisek Mohapatra was finally flown to Kolkata in an air ambulance for advance ECMO treatment from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here on Wednesday.
Apart from SCB, ECMO machine will also be installed at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. The life-saving equipment will be procured using the CSR fund
Critically ill Abhisek Mohapatra of Basudevpur of Bhadrak is all set to be shifted to Kolkata from Bhubaneswar through an air ambulance for advance ECMO treatment.
A young critically ill Covid-19 patient, Abhisek Mohapatra, who needs urgent ECMO treatment, is all set to be shifted to Kolkata from Bhubaneswar on road as fund crunch has posed hindrance for his airlifting to West Bengal.
There are just 21 ECMO machines across India. Directorate of Medical Education And Training (DMET) chief, Dr. CBK Mohanty on Monday informed that there are just 21 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines all over India. He informed that the need for ECMO was not felt earlier as it is used in very critical cases only. However, with the rise in demand for ECMO due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Odisha government will set up six ECMO machines in Cuttack SCB hospital, he informed.
The Director of Odisha Vigilance Directorate, Debasis Panigrahi, who is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital after being infected with Covid-19, will be airlifted to Kolkata today for better treatment.