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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 Ailments (IKD), Peshawar.
Up to now, 300 sufferers, together with 40 Afghan nationals, have undergone free kidney transplants on the IKD. The surgical procedures have been carried out by a group 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 nearly out of attain of the folks.
The Provincial Docs Affiliation (PDA) has requested the federal government to grant extension or rent Prof Malik’s companies in order that the sufferers may get the power of renal transplant.
Uncertainty surrounds procedures to be carried out at Institute of Kidney Ailments
“The prevalence of renal failure circumstances 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 an enormous vacuum,” PDA chairman Dr Zubair Tahir advised Daybreak.
Dr Tahir, a urologist, mentioned many wards in different hospitals had been closed not too long ago 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 grow to be 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 learn the folks.
Prof Malik, who was made administrator of the MTRA, registered IKD, Mixed Army Hospital, Rehman Medical Institute and North West Basic Hospital for renal transplants and the Girl Studying Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complicated, Khyber Educating Hospital and Kuwait Educating Hospital for corneal transplants. Up to now, a complete of 400 corneal transplants have taken place beneath 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 remedy of poor sufferers within the province.
The institute was meant to increase companies to the sufferers in nephrology and urology and perform transplants.
Docs on the IKD advised Daybreak that many of the sufferers got here for transplant to avail of Prof Malik’s companies and now these on the ready checklist wouldn’t have the ability to get the surgical procedures executed after his retirement.
“A couple of dozen sufferers had already organized donors and accomplished different authorized formalities in step with the MTRA, however they’ve nearly misplaced the chance of free procedures and their future is unsure as they can not afford price of personal transplants,” they mentioned.
The federal government has not too long ago 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 companies for saving lives of the sufferers.
Printed in Daybreak, September 16th, 2020
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