Bhubaneswar: The All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) here will soon have an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) facility as a purchase order of ECMO machines have been placed, informed Medical Superintendent, Sachhidanada Mohanty.
“A purchase order to procure two ECMO machines has been placed while those will be installed very soon and is expected that the first ECMO machine will be delivered and installed during the end of this month, as confirmed by the supplier,” said AIIMS Bhubaneswar in a press release.
“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. It will help the patients who are being referred to healthcare facilities outside the state for ECMO support, ” the release added.