Kasturba Hospital to get Skin Bank

 Kasturba Hospital to get Skin Bank
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Manipal, Aug 18, 2021: Rotary MAHE Skin Bank will be inaugurated at Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal on August 21.

The skin bank is a joint project of MAHE Manipal and the Rotary Club of Manipal Town. Kasturba hospital treats patients with burns from not only Udupi District but also other neighboring districts. Setting up the skin bank will help those who come here for burn-related treatment.

In India, an average of seven million people suffers from burns every year. When a person’s skin is damaged by more than 30-40%, it can be fatal unless it is replaced by healthy skin, said Dr. NC Sreekumar, Head of plastic surgery and burn Centre.

The project to establish a skin bank is being realized with the help of a Rotary Global grant by the Rotary Club of Manipal Town.

Dr. Ranjan R Pai, Chairman of Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) will inaugurate the Skin bank. Dr. HS Ballal, Pro-chancellor of MAHE Manipal, will preside over the program Narayana Sabhahit- Registrar MAHE, Manipal said.

Lt Gen (Dr) MD Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, MAHE Manipal, and District Governor of RID 3182 Rtn MG Ramachandra Murthy will be the chief guests. Dr. Sharath K Rao, Dean-KMC, Dinesh Nayak and Dr. Vasanth Prabhu, International Sponsors of Rotary Skin Bank, Dr. P Narayana, DRF Chiaman, Dr. Sunil M Keswani, Director of National Burn Centre, Mumbai, and CG Muthana, Chief Operating Officer of Kasturba Hospital Manipal will be the Guest of honor, Dr. Avinash Shetty-Medical Superintendent and Ganesh Nayak-President of the Rotary Club of Manipal Town added.

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