Bhubaneswar, Jun 10: At a time when unavailability of ECMO treatment haunts serious Covid patients in Odisha, the announcement made by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar on Thursday looks to come as a major relief for them.
According to AIIMS Superintendent Sachidananda Mohanty, the Central health facility will soon be equipped with two ECMO machines soon. While one machine is scheduled to be installed by end of the current month, the second one will come up the next month.
“Serious Covid patients will be benefitted once ECMO machines are installed at the AIIMS,” said Mohanty.
The AIIMS has also a few doctors having expertise in operation of ECMO machiens. Now some technicians are being recruited, said Mohanty.