CCEA approved National Programme on Prevention & Management of Burn Injuries (NPPMBI)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the proposal to convert and expand the pilot programme of Burn Injuries of the 11th Plan period into a full-fledged National Programme on Prevention & Management of Burn Injuries (NPPMBI) during the remaining part of the 12th Plan Period.

  • At an estimated cost of Rs. 4 billion, infrastructural facilities for burn management and rehabilitation in 67 state Government Medical Colleges will be established in different States.
  • Additionally, Rs. 17.16 crore has also been approved for completing three Burn Units of the 11th Plan Pilot Programme.

Objective: To improve awareness among the population, especially the vulnerable groups, i.e. women and children and industrial workers regarding prevention of burn injuries, apart from creating trained personnel for specialized treatment of burn injuries.

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