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Government of India
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
06-February-2014 19:50 IST
National Programme for Prevention and Management of Burn Injuries

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has 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 during the remaining part of the 12th Plan Period.

Infrastructural facilities for burn management and rehabilitation in 67 state Government Medical Colleges will be established in different States at an estimated cost of Rs. 407.21 crore. In addition, Rs. 17.16 crore has also been approved for completing three Burn Units of the 11th Plan Pilot Programme.

The Programme also aims to improve awareness among the population, especially the vulnerable groups, that is, women and children and industrial workers regarding prevention of burn injuries, apart from creating trained personnel for specialized treatment of burn injuries.