SRINAGAR, AUG 18 – Director SKIMS Prof. Parvaiz A. Koul today had a detailed discussion with visiting team from MOHFW Govt of India about 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 Mr Irfan Ahmad Lone transplant coordinator SOTTO J& K. During the meeting threadbare discussion was held regarding Cadaver Transplant program and it’s awareness amongst the medical professionals and the general public.Prof. Saleem Wani briefed the participants about the ongoing Kidney Transplant Program at SKIMS and said SKIMS has a well established Kidney Transplant Centre and is successfully conducting kidney transplants since 1999 and emphasised for Cadaver retrieval Centre at SKIMS and underlined need for liberal financial assistance for the same. The team decided to have 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 first time in J & K during that program .
The visiting team from MOHFW expressed satisfaction for successful Kidney Transplant Program at SKIMS and appreciated Transplant Team headed by Prof. Saleem Wani for successful management of the program.
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