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.