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PESHAWAR: The retirement of Prof Dr Asif Malik, the one transplant surgeon in public sector hospitals of the province, has introduced the renal transplant surgical procedures to a halt, dashing the hopes of round 70 sufferers ready for his or her flip to bear free procedures and regain wholesome kidneys on the Institute of Kidney Illnesses (IKD), Peshawar.
To this point, 300 sufferers, together with 40 Afghan nationals, have undergone free kidney transplants on the IKD. The surgical procedures had been carried out by a staff of docs led by Prof Asif Malik who retired on Tuesday.
The price of renal transplant in non-public hospitals is about Rs2 million, which is just about out of attain of the individuals.
The Provincial Docs Affiliation (PDA) has requested the federal government to grant extension or rent Prof Malik’s providers in order that the sufferers might get the ability of renal transplant.
Uncertainty surrounds procedures to be carried out at Institute of Kidney Illnesses
“The prevalence of renal failure instances may be very excessive.
The IKD is the one transplant centre which has been performing profitable renal transplants and Prof Malik’s retirement has created a giant vacuum,” PDA chairman Dr Zubair Tahir advised Daybreak.
Dr Tahir, a urologist, mentioned many wards in different hospitals had been closed lately and as such Prof Malik who had all of the related expertise be requested to remain on.
In February 2018, the federal government established Medical Transplantation Regulatory Authority (MTRA) and the general public sector IKD had turn into the primary institute of the province to begin kidney transplantation.
The MTRA was set as much as cease unlawful transplants and register hospitals for authorized transplants to profit the individuals.
Prof Malik, who was made administrator of the MTRA, registered IKD, Mixed Navy Hospital, Rehman Medical Institute and North West Normal Hospital for renal transplants and the Woman Studying Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Advanced, Khyber Educating Hospital and Kuwait Educating Hospital for corneal transplants. To this point, a complete of 400 corneal transplants have taken place underneath the MTRA.
After the institution of IKD, former caretaker chief minister Shamsul Mulk made Prof Malik its first director to run it on the sample of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) for the therapy of poor sufferers within the province.
The institute was meant to increase providers to the sufferers in nephrology and urology and perform transplants.
Docs on the IKD advised Daybreak that a lot of the sufferers got here for transplant to avail of Prof Malik’s providers and now these on the ready record wouldn’t be capable of get the surgical procedures achieved after his retirement.
“A few dozen sufferers had already organized donors and accomplished different authorized formalities in keeping with the MTRA, however they’ve just about misplaced the chance of free procedures and their future is unsure as they can’t afford price of personal transplants,” they mentioned.
The federal government has lately granted extension to a professor on the LRH regardless of presence of such different specialists.
The docs claimed that Prof Malik was indispensable and had no substitution at current as a result of he was the one renal transplant surgeon on the public sector hospital.
They urged the federal government to retain Prof Malik’s providers for saving lives of the sufferers.
Printed in Daybreak, September 16th, 2020
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