Cuttack: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Friday announces free ECMO service at SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack.
CM Naveen Patnaik dedicated ECMO facility at SCB Medical College and inaugurated nine Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machines at the hospital.
During the inaugural ceremony, Naveen said, State govt to bear all expenses and facilitate ECMO treatment to all critical Covid patients at SCB for free. SCB’s ECMO unit is the biggest unit in Eastern India.
Highly qualified medical professionals have been appointed for the ECMO service in Odisha.
As a result, critical Corona patients from Odisha were depending on Hyderabad and Chennai for the expensive procedure. ECMO treatment in the state will ease Corona care and check the Covid-19 related death rate.