Soon: State govt to start a burns centre in Mumbai

The burns victims are treated in BMC hospitals or the government medical colleges. Or, they are admitted at the National Burns Centre, Airoli, as there is no special burns centre in Mumbai. Owing to which, the state government will start a new burns centre, consisting of 30 beds in Malad, Mumbai

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Right in the beginning of the New Year, the health department takes an important decision.

As per the information received by My Medical Mantra:

  • The burns centre will be started at Malad, Mumbai
  • It will consist of 30 beds
  • The government will fund it
  • Hospital will have a skin bank
  • Awareness would be created regarding the skin donation
Dr Deepak Sawant, Maharashtra Health minister
Dr Deepak Sawant, Maharashtra Health minister

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, “Patients with more than 50 per cent burn injuries are admitted at the National Burns Centre, Airoli. But, there is no special burns centre in Mumbai. So, the government has decided to start a burns centre in the coming two years. This will help pateints to get timely treatment.”

He added, “The burns victims also need skin grafting. Due to which, the skin bank will also be started to create awareness regarding the skin donation.”