Dir SKIMS Discusses Establishment Of Cadaver Organ Transplant Program

Srinagar-  Director SKIMS Prof. Parvaiz A. Koul on Thursday had a detailed discussion with the visiting team from MOHFW Government of India about the establishment of Cadaver Organ Transplant Program at SKIMS.

Prof. Parvaiz A Koul apprised the team about the functioning of Kidney Transplant Program at SKIMS and desired the urgent need for establishing the Cadaver organ retrieval Centre at SKIMS.

Later, the meeting was conducted under the chairmanship of HOD Urology & Kidney Transplant Unit Dr. M Saleem Wani with the visiting team on National Organ Transplant Program and starting of Cadaver Transplant Program at SKIMS.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Shazia Wafai senior Regional Director Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Govt. Of India and Irfan Ahmad Lone transplant coordinator SOTTO J&K.

 During the meeting threadbare discussion was held regarding the Cadaver Transplant program and its awareness amongst the medical professionals and the general public.

Prof. Saleem Wani briefed the participants about the ongoing Kidney Transplant Program at SKIMS.

“SKIMS has a well-established Kidney Transplant Centre and is successfully conducting kidney transplants since 1999”, he said.

 He also emphasized for Cadaver retrieval Centre at SKIMS and underlined the need for liberal financial assistance for the same.

The team decided to have a sustained campaign for the deceased donor program and establishment of green corridors for organ transport.

Prof. Saleem wani informed the visiting team about the cadaver transplant awareness program conducted by the department in SKIMS  8 years back in March 2014 and the organ pledge done for the first time in J & K during that program .

The visiting team from MOHFW expressed satisfaction for the successful Kidney Transplant Program at SKIMS and appreciated the Transplant Team headed by Prof. Saleem Wani for successful management of the program.

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Irfan Mushtaq

Irfan Mushtaq is staffer at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @irfan_dar9

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