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India reports 70 lakh burn injuries annually with 1.4 lakh mortality rate, Says Harsh Vardhan

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India has at least 70 lakh cases of burn injuries annually with mortality rate as high as 1.4 lakh per year with additional 2.4 lakh patients who end up with severe deformities, Union Minister Dr Harsh said on Monday while inaugurating the newly constructed Burns and Plastic Surgery Block of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.