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ECMO machines will be installed at AIIMS Bhubaneswar shortly

Bhubaneswar:10/6/21: Amid an increase in demand for ECMO machines for the treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients in Odisha, here’s good news as two ECMO machines will be installed at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, soon.

A purchase order to procure two ECMO machines has been placed while those will be installed very soon. It is expected that the first ECMO machine will be delivered and installed by 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.

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