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The Sindh authorities has permitted the availability of Rs145 million to the Dow College of Well being Sciences (DUHS) for conducting 50 liver transplants freed from cost within the present fiscal yr, officers mentioned on Friday.
“The Sindh authorities has requested the Dow College to carry out 50 liver transplants freed from cost at its Ojha campus by the tip of June 2022, for which it has permitted Rs145 million,” an official of the Sindh well being division informed The Information.
The DUHS resumed its liver transplant program in 2019 when it approached Pakistan’s main liver transplant surgeon Dr Faisal Saud Dar to oversee the difficult surgical procedures, and to this point 17 liver transplantations have been carried out by surgeons on the Ojha campus of the medical varsity.
Confirming the event, DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof Saeed Quraishy mentioned the well being division would supply Rs145 million for 50 freed from cost liver transplants by June 2022, and the college would start these surgical procedures as per suggestions of the division subsequent month.
“Thus far, our crew of liver transplant surgeons has carried out a number of dozen liver transplants, of which 17 have been carried out beneath the supervision of Dr Faisal Saud Dar, who’s the dean of the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Analysis Centre (PKLI), Lahore,” he mentioned.
Prof Quraishy famous that the success fee of liver transplant surgical procedures at Dow College was over 95 % and added that beneath the supervision of Dr Faisal Saud Dar, their crew has even carried out Pakistan’s first auto-transplantation of liver and added that the affected person was dwelling a standard life because the process.
“Our crew of liver transplant surgeons is comprised of lead surgeon Dr Jahanzeb Haider, Dr Kiran Naz, Dr Muhammad Iqbal and three others. This can be a extremely educated and killed crew of kids, who’re performing liver transplant surgical procedures with utmost sophistication.”
The vice chancellor maintained that they have been already performing liver transplants at extremely subsidised charges as a lot of the sufferers approaching them for the transplant surgical procedures couldn’t afford the expensive therapy. He added that following the provincial authorities’s help, probably the most deserving sufferers would be capable of avail the surgical therapy.
To a question, he mentioned a liver transplant surgical procedure prices between three and 4 million rupees if the process goes with none complication. He added that with the assistance of Rs145 million, they’d hopefully be capable of carry out upto 50 liver transplants by June subsequent yr.
An official of the well being division mentioned that in the meantime, as per the laid down standards, the division would ship sufferers to the Dow College for liver transplants following a radical evaluation by means of medical boards.
They mentioned that at the moment, solely the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) in Khairpur was performing freed from cost liver transplant surgical procedures, however after the availability of Rs145 million to the DUHS, two institutes in Sindh could be conducting freed from cost liver transplant surgical procedures within the nation.
The coordinator for the Liver Transplant Unit and member of the DUHS Syndicate, Dr Saad Khalid Niaz, thanked the CM for the availability of Rs145 million to the DUHS, saying he had personally requested the CM to offer the cash in order that freed from cost liver transplant surgical procedures may very well be carried out for the needy and deserving sufferers.
“Round 8,000 sufferers want liver transplant surgical procedures as a consequence of liver failure or liver most cancers yearly in Pakistan. Most of those sufferers can’t afford the expensive therapy. Due to the Sindh authorities’s program, sufferers can now avail the power of liver transplants freed from cost in Karachi too,” he added.
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