By writer to www.thepeninsulaqatar.com
Doha: In a big achievement for Qatar, Hamad Medical Company’s (HMC) Organ Transplant Programme will quickly begin lung transplants. The brand new milestone was introduced at a particular ceremony at HMC attended by the Minister for Public Well being, H E Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari and different officers.
A lung transplant is a significant process to switch an individual’s diseased lungs with these from a donor. It’s supplied to individuals with lung failure when all different therapy choices have failed. At present Qatar’s organ transplant programme provides kidney, liver transplantation programmes, and transplant surgical procedures making HMC one of the vital complete transplant facilities within the area.
Dr. Al Kuwari stated the brand new lung transplant programme was a milestone for Qatar and can guarantee sufferers in Qatar have entry to this specialised stage of care.
“Qatar’s organ donation and transplantation programmes have equity and fairness at their coronary heart and is one thing which we might be extraordinarily pleased with,” Dr Al Kuwari stated. “Qatar’s nationwide technique for organ donation and transplantation isn’t solely world-leading when it comes to the scientific and moral requirements it applies, however additionally it is one that’s applicable to the healthcare wants of our rising and various inhabitants.
“With the ability to supply lung transplants right here in Qatar is a real milestone for our extremely specialised groups and implies that our sufferers now not must journey abroad for these procedures and follow-up care.”
The programme will present individualized therapy for sufferers in want of a transplant with a multidisciplinary workforce of transplant pulmonologists and surgeons, together with nurses, social employees, dietitians, rehabilitation employees and different specialists to offer complete care and help. This consists of Professor Takahiro Oto, an internally revered professional in lung transplantation who just lately joined HMC as Lung Transplant Group Lead.
Dr Abdulla Al Ansari, Chief Medical Officer of HMC stated it was an ideal achievement for the group and the groups concerned to maneuver into the subsequent section within the improvement of transplant companies in Qatar.
“As a corporation we’ve continued rising to fulfill the rising and altering wants of our group and has been striving to meet its imaginative and prescient to offer the very best quality take care of all sufferers regardless of nationality, faith or race,” Dr. Al Ansari stated.
“In November 2019 we arrange a Coronary heart and Lung Transplant Taskforce workforce who had been charged with not solely creating the atmosphere during which the programme can be successful, but additionally marshalling the planning, assets and know-how wanted to make this occur. Now, only one 12 months later we’re able to launch lung transplants at Hamad Common Hospital – a momentous achievement for HMC and for Qatar.”
Dr. Yousuf Al Maslamani, Medical Director of Hamad Common Hospital and Director of Qatar Middle for Organ Transplantation stated the launch of the programme was the fruits of a few years of onerous work by the transplant groups.
“For the reason that begin of our transplant programme in 1986, we’ve labored tirelessly and strengthened the distinctive care we offer to our sufferers,” says Dr. Al Maslamani. “Now we have in place a multidisciplinary workforce with some main worldwide specialists that may allow us to ship the best ranges of care to our sufferers who want these procedures,” Dr. Al Maslamani stated. “At HMC we even have the know-how, amenities and entry to the experience to carry out these surgical procedures and importantly have overwhelming group help for the organ donation programme which is without doubt one of the keys to its success.”
Dr. Riadh Fadhil, Director of the Qatar Organ Donation Middle at HMC and Chair of the Coronary heart and Lung Taskforce stated there have been at the moment greater than 430,000 registered organ donors in Qatar.
“The broader organ donation and transplantation programme continues to evolve to fulfill the altering wants of our group and has been striving to meet its imaginative and prescient to offer the very best quality take care of all sufferers, regardless of nationality, faith, or race,” Dr. Fadhil stated.