Thrissur: The Jubilee Mission Hospital at Thrissur has installed a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Chamber in the Department of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Burns & Research, thereby becoming the first hospital in South India to do so. The HBOT Chamber was installed by Mumbai based Bird Medical Devices.
Dr. Prashanth Varkey who heads the Hyperbaric unit is of the opinion that Hyperbaric Medicine is much under utilised, and if employed in well selected patients may help increase survival in many diseases. Further more, a large majority of medical doctors believe that HBOT should be restricted to treatment of those rare conditions with prior FDA approval. There are more than 30,000 published scientific papers the subject, and who advocate or use HBOT to treat patients with so-called off-label (non-FDA-approved) conditions. Opponents of such expanded utilization of HBOT should admit that they are remiss in their care of patients, they should open their minds, educate themselves further, and change their ways.
“We at Jubilee Hospital, as a group are intending not only to bring in the facility of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for wound care but also HBOT chamber system is classified as category I with the ability of taking care the critical patient 24 hours – just like a intensive care unit. Our group will also be involved in creating awareness of the scope of this treatment in areas as snake bite, septicemia, and traumatic brain injury and also in newer areas as in cancer”, adds Dr.Prashanth.
Bird Kumar, Owner of Bird Medical Devices says, that his organisation is the only dedicated company in bringing affordable Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chambers to India and are striving hard to promote the ‘chamber of miracles’ in India by educating the medical community.
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