Shija Hospitals & Research Institute will facilitate free corrective surgery for post-burn deformity from head to toe and help restore the lives of burn survivors. These services are available to victims of all ages.
Shija Hospitals & Research Institute (SHRI), Imphal, in collaboration with Burn Healing Foundation (BHF), Delhi, will offer free corrective surgeries to burn survivors. This was announced at a press conference held on Saturday at SHRI.
This project aims to bridge the gap between medical care, social support, and financial assistance to underprivileged burn victims in the state.
During the press conference, Dr Palin Khundongbam (CMD, SHRI), stated that the hospital will facilitate free corrective surgery for post-burn deformity from head to toe and help restore the lives of burn survivors. These services are available to victims of all ages.
Dr Palin Khundongbam, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, is the credentialed partnered surgeon of BHF and his team includes Prof (Dr) Nilamani Sharma Guruaribam, Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Dr Nabakishor Haobijam, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Michael Laitonjam, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon; and Dr Angelika Laiphrakpam, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.
The Burn Healing Foundation is a Delhi-based charitable enterprise for burn victims. Dr Rajeev B Ahuja, founder chairman, and CEO, BHF, envisioned this foundation to mitigate the suffering of underprivileged burn survivors by restoring function, psyche and appearance. The foundation approached the hospital as it has the requisite equipment, infrastructure, and suitably qualified and trained medical staff capable to provide the required medical treatment. Shija Hospitals also take responsibility to provide free treatment for cleft lip and palate surgery through Smile Train Inc. Project, Cataract Surgeries through the National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment, and free dialysis and Surgeries through CMHT & PMJAY programmes.