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Burn Care Day tomorrow

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 13 � The Burn Care Foundation is organising Burn Care Day on February 15 at Rabindra Bhawan. The Foundation has planned to observe the day every year to highlight the fact that burn injured patients also need same type of care as given to patients with other types of injuries.

According to the organisers, the programme is aimed at drawing the attention of all concerned towards the poor plight of the burn injured patients of the state and to find possible solutions.

It needs to be mentioned here that several burn survivors will attend the programme and narrate their experience.

The day long programme will begin with a procession highlighting the first aid and prevention of burns to be followed by inauguration of an exhibition on burns and of Burn Care Day.

�Burns are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Seventy five percent of burn injuries occur at home and 80 per cent of the victims are women and children. However, it is a matter of regret that burn injured patients are yet to get due attention they deserve from all concerned,� said the foundation.

The foundation has been focusing on public awareness programmes, school education programmes and training programmes on essential burn care in various parts of the North East. �With the advent of modern methods of treatment, one can now save patients suffering from serious burns and they can live with dignity if proper care is given in proper time,� added the foundation.

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