Indore : Much to the proud of Indoreans, the city stood first in organ donation in the country.
“Tamil Nadu has the highest number of organ donation records state-wise but Indore tops the cities chart,” divisional commissioner and chairman of Indore Organ Donation Society Sanjay Dubey said.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Dubey said that the society has been spreading awareness among people across the state on organ donation and will start its chapter in Barnagar, Sendhwa, Dhar and other towns.
“We will help the doctors and hospitals there to develop facilities in their region for organ donation and to motivate people for the noble cause,” he said.
The society is also preparing to start retrieving other vital organs including lungs, pancreas and intestines with the help of experts from Delhi and Mumbai.
Director of gastroenterology department in Choithram Hospital Dr Ajay Jain and Fortis Hospital, Delhi, Dr Vivek Vij stamped the facts revealed by Dubey and said that Indore has far ahead of most of the metro cities in the country.
They also informed that two more city hospitals will get approval for heart and liver transplant.
Bone marrow transplant in MYH by May
Dubey said that preparations to start bone marrow transplant in MY Hospital are going on and they will conduct first bone marrow transplant in the hospital by May. “This will create a competition for private hospitals to cut down their cost of treatment. Transplant for thalassemia patients will also be started by January next year,” Dubey added.
First liver transplant patient of city discharged healthy
62-year-old Arun Agrawal, who underwent first liver transplant in the city at Choithram Hospital on January 19 has been discharged healthy on Saturday.
Hospital had also established special ICU and unit for serving the purpose, said Dr Ajay Jain.
The hospital will also take consultation from senior doctors of Delhi and Mumbai for training the doctors and conducting complex surgeries, he added.