Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in India has been restricted to a few centers and the reasons for its non expansion to other centers may be varied. Doctors are rarely taught about hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in medical school and therefore most do not know about the benefits it renders. If physicians don't know about a therapy, they obviously won't prescribe it.
Dr. Prashanth Varkey who heads South India’s first Hyperbaric unit is of the opinion that Hyperbaric Medicine is much under utilized, and if employed in well selected patients may help increase survival in many diseases. Further more, Dr.Prashanth adds that a large majority of medical doctors believe that HBOT should be restricted to treatment of those rare conditions with prior FDA approval. There are more than 30,000 published scientific papers the subject, and who advocate or use HBOT to treat patients with so-called off-label (non-FDA-approved) conditions. Opponents of such expanded utilization of HBOT should admit that they are remiss in their care of patients, they should open their minds, educate themselves further, and change their ways.
We at Jubilee Hospital, as a group are intending not only to bring in the facility of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for wound care but also HBOT chamber system is classified as category I with the ability of taking care the critical patient 24 hours - just like a intensive care unit. Our group will also be involved in creating awareness of the scope of this treatment in areas as snake bite, septicemia, and traumatic brain injury and also in newer areas as in cancer.
Mr.Bird, Owner at Bird Medical Devices says, that his organisation is the only dedicated company in bringing affordable Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chambers to India and are striving hard to promote the "chamber of miracles" in India by educating the medical community.
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