Jamshedpur, March 3: Cyrus P Mistry, Chairman Tata Sons, inaugurated an upgraded Burns Care Unit at Tata Main hospital (TMH), Jamshedpur. This move on the part of the company comes as response to an increased patient load at the hospital. The BCU at TMH not only caters to the populace of Jamshedpur but also serves as referral centre for the neighbouring states of Orissa, West Bengal and Bihar.
Nationwide statistics indicate that approximately 60,00,000 people in India sustain burns annually. These injuries occur primarily in the lower socioeconomic strata and involve woman more frequently as compared to men. The mortality associated with burns is towering and is primarily attributed to lack of standardized centers and properly trained staff.
The evolution of burns treatment at Tata Main Hospital began in the year 1992, with the hospital inducting an ultra modern Burns Care Unit. The BCU, TMH through its modern and scientific practices of combining critical care with timely surgery, created a distinct niche for itself in the discipline.
Over the last 22 years of its existence, the BCU has treated over 7500 critically ill burn patients. Survival rate of patients at the facility has been at par with the best set ups in India as well as the west. The centre treats around 400 patients and performs in the tune of 350 burn related surgeries annually. Apart from therapeutic endaevours, the department is also actively involved at the community level through awareness camps propagating safe fire practices.
The new BCU of TMH has an enhanced capacity of 15 beds. It is divided into separate cubicles to ensure patient isolation, thus minimizing chances of cross infection. The centre is also equipped with an ultra modern operation theatre for exclusively performing burn surgeries.
The upgraded BCU of the Tata Main hospital stands as a glittering example of this years’ Founder’s Day theme, “Realizing dreams responsibly”.