CCEA approved creation of National Programme on Prevention and Management of Burn Injuries

Feb 7, 2014 14:54 IST

NPPMBI - National Programme on Prevention and Management of Burn Injuries
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 6 February 2014 approved the proposal to convert and expand the pilot Programme of Burn Injuries of the 11th Plan period into a fully fledged National Programme on Prevention and Management of Burn Injuries (NPPMBI) during the remaining part of the 12th Plan period.

The cost for development of the Infrastructural facilities for burn management and rehabilitation in 67 state Government Medical colleges in different states has been estimated to 407.21 crore rupees. Apart from this, a budget of 17.16 crore rupees has been also approved for completion of three Burn Units of the 11th Plan Pilot Programme.

This plan has been taken into consideration with an aim of improving awareness among people, especially the vulnerable groups that includes children, women and industrial workers regarding prevention of burn injuries. It also aims towards creation of trained personnel for specialised treatment of burn injuries.

National Academy of Burns India (NABI)

National Academy of Burns India (NABI) is an all India organisation that was established in 1992. It has membership of about 1000 members and is a representative of burns scene for our part of globe amongst the other world of organization. It deals with incidence of burns, management of burn injuries, rehabilitation of burn victims and prevention of burn accidents.

As per the available data, burn injuries are the second largest group after road accidents in India, which is an unfortunate growth. On an average 7 million people receive burn injuries every year, out of which 1.5 lakhs die and 2.5 lakhs left crippled due to severity of burns. The estimates say that of every 5 burn injuries, four are women and children in their productive age group of 15 to 35 years. India at present have specialised centers for the treatment of burns only in the metro poles and few other cities. As per the available data, 800 to 1000 beds are only available in the country of population of more than 120 crores for the treatment of burn injuries. Therefore, maximum numbers of burn patients are treated by general surgeons and practitioners.

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