February 5, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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State of the art Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber unveiled at Victoria Hospital

Every last person in Karnataka must receive quality healthcare, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

Bengaluru, April 25: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar who inaugurated a new state of the art Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber at BMCRI, which is used to treat some kinds of infections and conditions. Minister stated that it would cost Rs 3000 to 4000 for a one hour session in the hyperbaric chamber at private hospitals. However, the government is considering providing this treatment for free at BMCRI to make it affordable to the poor, he said.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber is an airtight room which is pressurized with pure oxygen to treat certain infections and conditions. With pressurized pure oxygen in the chamber, the patient will be able to gather more oxygen than usual which is essential to fight certain types of bacteria. The oxygen will further stimulate systems in the body that aid healing.

He further said that the Karnataka government intends to make costly treatments free which will make Karnataka a healthy state.

Poor people cannot go to private hospitals as it is too expensive for them. We are improving government hospitals to make them just as good as private hospitals so that every last person in Karnataka will be able to receive good healthcare, Dr Sudhakar said.

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