A dedicated operation room was organized and an adjacent small area began functioning as the Bioengineering lab. Expertise in planning were obtained from Burn unit at Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. Their guidance helped us start the gamma iradiated amnion bank.
Jubilee Burn Care unit continues to treat over 500 burns each year and is probably only of the only centers in the region to practice of Tangential excision for deep burns even for extensive burns making it a standard practice for better survival.
The team of doctors are supported by a passionate group of nurses and allied staff who help bring out the best results in this challenging work. This unit progressed and developed in-house gamma irradiated amniotic mebrane sheets, which are used largely for pateints here. To keep update with new developments in Burn care, we introduced newer dressing materials that decreased wound odour, pain and frequency of dressings. We were the first in Kerala state to acquire a Meek Mesher that helps in grafting of large raw areas.
This unit has visitors from other parts of the country and occasional international visitors. Our unit embarked on a prevention and awareness program when Dr Prashanth Varkey obtained the support of Mr.AV Anoop (MD,Cholayil Medimix) in producing the first of its kind Burn Prevention animation film that is being screened in schools to create awareness on prevention of accidental burns. This program highlights the first aid of Burn accident is to pour water.
Our center has become the first Burn Center in INDIA to have a Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy Center in 2011 when our Hopsital established the First Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in South India.