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Lakhs in burns every year, but India has only 17 skin banks | News

December 1, 2022, 12:20 PM ISTSource: TIMESOFINDIA.COM

India has at least 70 lakh burn injuries annually and about 1.4 lakh people die from burns every year – that is one death every four minutes due to burns. An additional 2.4 lakh ends up with severe deformities or deformities. Not only that, burn survivors, with scars, can also suffer from emotional trauma, financial problems, occupational challenges and social exclusion. Most cases of burns are women and children. Against these accident rates, India has only 17 skin banks and rare donors. For a detailed report, visit TOI+: bit.ly/3Ueig7U

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