Bhubaneswar: Gitanjali Batmanabane, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar today inaugurated an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine at the healthcare facility.
The inauguration ceremony took place on the occasion of 9th foundation day of the hospital. ECMO treatment is likely to commence at AIIMS Bhubaneswar by next week, she said.
The hospital will receive another ECMO machine soon.
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.