Bhubaneswar: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar, Director, B Gitanjali on Thursday inaugurated an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine at the hospital.
The inauguration ceremony took place on the occasion of 9th foundation day of the hospital.
According to reports, another ECMO machine will be installed at the hospital soon and the treatment will start within a week.
It will help the patients who are being referred to healthcare facilities outside the state for ECMO support.
These ECMO machines are to treat critical COVID patients and for other critical cases of different ICUs. AIIMS Bhubaneswar presently has some faculty members trained in handling ECMO machines and the institute is hiring more technicians to operate the same.