AIIMS-Bhubaneswar Places Order For 2 ECMO Machines

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the demand for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment is rising, AIIMS Bhubaneswar has placed a purchase order to procure two ECMO machines. These would be used for the treatment of critically ill COVID-infected patients and for other critical cases of different ICUs, Medical Superintendent, Dr Sachidananda Mohanty informed.

AIIMS, Bhubaneswar presently has some faculty members trained in handling ECMO machines, and the Institute is hiring more technicians to operate the same, which will help people, especially those referred to other States for treatment, Dr Mohanty added.

The State Government has also initiated a tender process for procurement of six ECMO machines to start an ECMO unit at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.