eHEALTH BureauGodrej Memorial Hospital has opened the unique life & limb saving – Multiplace Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) centre, recently and became the first private hospital in Mumbai to set up a Multiplace chamber facility to provide patients with Hyperbaric Oxygen, at its newly commissioned centre.Hyperbaric medicine deals with physiological problems and therapeutic applications of barometric pressure greater than sea level. Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBOT) is made possible by patients breathing 100% oxygen in a special chamber. HBOT is of immense value as a life and limb saving measure in several medical and surgical conditions.To optimise deployment, this facility at Godrej Hospital is positioned near the entry gate as part of the Casualty or Emergency department. The centre is managed by a team of hyperbaric physicians and anesthetists with experience in HBOT, as also trained chamber operators and in- chamber nurse attendants.Dr Meena Lagate, in charge of HBOT commented, “Presently all three HBOT facilities in the city are located in South Mumbai. Godrej Hospital at Vikhroli (East) would be a boon to doctors and patients from Central suburbs, Thane and beyond, Navi Mumbai. Since the hospital is, ‘open to all,’ out of station patients could obtain Indoor facility.”Patients from hospitals across the city could avail the facility on a daily basis, to and fro trips are made easy by convenient location of Godrej Hospital & HBOT centre on the Eastern Exp highway. HBOT at Godrej Hospital is truly a high tech gift to doctors and patients in Mumbai and around areas.