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July 26, 2014

WB Govt to open 20 new burn units

WB Govt to open 20 new burn units

As part of efforts to enhance medicalfacilities, the West Bengal government will open 20 new burn units.

“This is the state`s gradual expansionplan where 20 new burn units will be set up,” West Bengal Women and ChildWelfare Minister Sashi Panja told reporters.

Besides treating burn victims, acid-attackvictims would also be attended at these units, she said, adding that, a newunit would shortly be opened at the Bangur facility.

“At state general hospitalsacid-attack victims are treated free of cost. But it would be great if burnunits are opened at the district-level… We don`t have many units to treatburn patients at the districts,” she rued.

“Being a doctor I can understand thetrauma and pain of a victim. We have to lend moral support towards them andmake the law stricter for the attackers,” she said.