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Telangana government hospitals gear up for organ transplant


oi-Bavita Jha


Published: Friday, November 4, 2022, 22:08 [IST]

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Hyderabad. In a concerted effort to encourage government hospitals to be more proactive and perform more organ donations and transplants, the Telangana government over the past few months has introduced several measures that can reduce and increase waiting times for needy patients. can. The share of transplant surgeries in government hospitals as compared to private hospitals. In order to perform more organ transplant surgeries, government teaching hospitals like Gandhi Hospital and Osmania General Hospital (OGH) face two major constraints i.e. lack of infrastructure and declaring brain-dead patients Had to deal with the lack of proper guidelines to do so.

  Telangana government hospitals gear up for organ transplant

A large number of trauma cases are reported in the district and teaching hospitals in Telangana on a daily basis, most of which do not recover and end up as deaths. Since the teaching hospitals were not declaring such patients as brain dead, the cadaver donor organs of the deceased were left unused. To overcome this difficulty, Health Minister T Harish Rao in October directed all government hospitals to declare critical patients with no chances of survival as brain dead. The minister also constituted a committee of senior health officials to prepare necessary guidelines and protocols on brain dead declaration. To overcome the infrastructure constraints, a centralized state organ transplant hub, which will be equipped with about eight high-end operation theaters at Gandhi Hospital, is coming up at a cost of Rs 30 crore in the coming few months.

The state government has also focused the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) to intensify its efforts on organ transplantation. As a result, in the month of October, NIMS transplant surgeons successfully performed three complex organ transplants of heart, liver and kidney. Despite not transplanting brain-dead cadaver organs, OGH has been at the forefront of performing live kidney transplants for the past decade. In total, OGH has performed more than 700 survival-related kidney transplants, of which anywhere from 300 to 400 kidney transplants were performed in the past decade.
“OGH is a leader in performing live-related kidney transplants in government hospitals and has performed around 700 live-related kidney transplants so far. Dr. Manisha Sahai, Professor and Head of Nephrology, Osmania Medical College, said that also for taking brain dead declarations. Massive efforts are being made, which will give a big push to cadaver organ transplant in government hospitals.

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Telangana government hospitals gear up for organ transplant

Story first published: Friday, November 4, 2022, 22:08 [IST]

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