Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Installed at Amrita Hosp

Published: 24th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2015 03:51 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: A new Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber was installed at Amrita hospital on Saturday. The Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber is found to be very effective in healing wounds and tissue repair.

This is the second such centre in Kerala, the first one being at Jubilee Mission Hospital, Thrissur.

P Rajeeve MP inaugurated the new centre which will function under the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Hyperbari.jpgThe hospital authorities said that, with the advent of modern technology in medicine, many diseases have come under control and longevity of life has increased but the quality of life remains low in many situations.

“Hence, the focus of attention of physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty is improving the quality of life and the new technology, the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber is a right move in this direction,” they said.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is especially useful in non-healing ulcers as in Diabetes and vascular diseases. Limb amputation can be avoided in a number of diabetic patients with this treatment.

The upcoming limb fitting centre in Amrita hospital along with the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is expected to serve many patients. Other patients benefiting from the new treatment include cancer patients and brain surgery patients.

It is supervised by a physiatrist under the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Poornamritananda Puri, the general secretary of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Dr Prem Nair, the Medical Director of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Surendran K , Professor and Head of Department - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation also spoke on the occasion.

The Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber was introduced by Dr Ravi Shankaran, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.


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