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Medical experts inspect proposed liver transplant centre in Indore

indore Updated: Nov 20, 2016 20:52 IST

Bhopal, Inndia - Nov 18, 2016: Liver being transplanted from MY hospital Indore to Siddhanta Red Cross Superspeciality Hospital, where the organ is scheduled to be transplanted to a patient. This is the first liver transplant in the state. The 42-year-old donor was declared brain dead by MY Hospital doctors on Thursday afternoon, after which he was shifted to CHL hospital for organ retrieval.(Photo by Chandresh Mathur)

A team of medical specialists on Friday conducted an inspection of the Choithram hospital that has applied for setting up of a liver transplant centre.

The 10-members team of the Indore Organ Donation society, including sub divisional magistrate, two doctors from the Medanta Hospital, one from CHL hospital, a representative from the joint director of health’s office and five doctors from MGM medical college.

The team inspected the premises to verify in the hospital fulfills the three conditions required for setting up of an organ transplant centre, including availability of manpower, equipment and qualifications of experts who will perform transplants.

“A report has been sent to the dean of MGM medical college who will be going through the observations and before granting the permit to set up the centre,” said Dr Sanjay Dixit, vice-dean of MGM medical college.

“A decision by the dean is expected to arrive by Tuesday,” he said.

An MOU was signed between the Choithram hospital and a Delhi-based hospital that will provide manpower and training of healthcare staff of the organ transplant centre.

The Choithram hospital has given an undertaking to the MGM medical college, saying that the first ten transplants will be carried under the supervision of experts from the mentor hospital.

If Choithram hospital gets the nod, it will become the first organ transplant centre in Indore and the third in the state.

Donated cadaver organs in the city will be used for the transplants. At present donated organs are either sent to Delhi or Mumbai.

A liver harvested from a city patient was transplanted on another in Bhopal. It was the first liver transplant in the state.