KIMS Hospital in Bhubaneswar is preparing for an ECMO unit

Bhubaneswar: The city-based Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is preparing for an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) unit.

It is to be noted here that KIMS Hospital became the first hospital in Eastern India to provide ECMO service to patients in 2017.

Now the hospital, which has been founded by noted educationist Dr. Achyuta Samanta, is preparing for an ECMO unit with 5-6 more ECMO mechine.

There are doctors and technicians to operate the ECMO Machine at KIMS Hospital.

Recently ECMO machine was also used for the treatment of the opposition leader Pradipta Nayak at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar.

ECMO, also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an extracorporeal technique of providing prolonged cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange or perfusion to sustain life.

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