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Mumbai to get special burns centre in 2 years: Dr Deepak Sawant

THE ASIAN AGE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published : Dec 31, 2017, 5:11 am IST
Updated : Dec 31, 2017, 5:12 am IST

Where there will be a skin bank facility for patients suffering more than 50 per cent burns. The centre will be ready in two years, he said.

14 people were killed and 21 others injured after a major fire broke out at One Above pub, located on the third floor of the Trade House Building in Kamala Mills Compound. (Photo: AP)
 14 people were killed and 21 others injured after a major fire broke out at One Above pub, located on the third floor of the Trade House Building in Kamala Mills Compound. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: In the wake of the fire in Kamala Mills compound, state health minister Dr Deepak Sawant said that there was need for a super-specialty burns centre in the city.

He said he has asked for space in Malad’s Malwani area to start the centre, where there will be a skin bank facility for patients suffering more than 50 per cent burns. The centre will be ready in two years, he said.

 

Dr Sawant told The Asian Age, “It has become the need of the hour. We do not have a super facility designed for burn injury patients. Patients have to travel all the way to Vashi National Burns Centre. If we have a special burns unit in the city, we can treat patients with critical burn injuries.”

The burns unit will come up in the government-run Samanya Rugnalaya in Malwani area of Malad west. The plot belongs to the state government and a 30-bed hospital specially designed for patients with burns will be started in the next two years.

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