Indore: Liver, heart to be transplanted in city soon

Indore: Taking a leap in organ donation and transplant, Indore Organ Donation Society would give permission to two more private hospitals for liver transplant in the city after which donated liver will be transplanted in the city only.

Permissions for liver transplant in Bombay Hospital and Choithram Hospital are at final stage as the official nod from the Dean of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College is pending.

With this, three city private hospitals will be ready for liver transplant including Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Science (SAIMS), which got the permission about 3 months ago.

“Inspection of Bombay Hospital and Choithram Hospital are done for reviewing requisite facilities necessary for transplant and permission would be given in a day or two. The Bombay Hospital administration has not deposited the fee of Rs 10,000 yet and they will be asked again for completing the formalities,” Secretary of Indore Organ Donation Society Dr Sanjay Dixit said.

Clarifying about no transplant in the city even when SAIMS has the permission of liver transplant and Medanta Hospital has the facility of heart transplant, Dr Dixit said, “SAIMS has the permission but they didn’t have experts for transplantation. Now, they are ready to call experts from other hospitals, we have asked them to send a list of waiting patients.”

SAIMS has sent the list of 14-15 patients in waiting for liver while Medanta Hospital will send a list of waiting patients for heart transplant soon.

The Secretary of Indore Organ Donation Society said that they are trying to transplant vital organs in the city to save time, money and resources.

Indore holds a record for creating green corridors for speedy transportation of vital organs for 13 times for giving new lease of life to many a patient. Recently, first inter-state liver transplant was done successfully in Bhopal.

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