RML, Safdarjung to have renal transplantation units: Ramadoss

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) The Government is making efforts to establish Renal Transplantation Units in Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said today.

Dr Ramadoss said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha that in Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital the unit would be operationalised with two beds and further augmentation will be reviewed as per equirements in future. The renal transplant unit will have a two-bedded ICU. Surgeons, Nurses and pathologists have already undergone training at AIIMS. Nephrologists and dialysis facility are available in the hospital, he informed.

In Safdarjung hospital, six beds have been included in ICU for kidney transplant patients. Two surgeons have been trained for Renal Transplant. Operation Theatre Technicians and nurses have also been trained for renal transplant. One pathologist has been trained for renal transplant pathology.

Equipment in the form of OT table, electro country machines and surgical equipments have already been procured. Other equipment like OT light, dialysis machine, ultrasound machines etc. are under process of procurement.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has been undertaking kidney transplantation since last 30 years and is regularly doing kidney transplant. AIIMS maintains six post operation beds for patients are earmarked for the purpose of post operative management. Thereafter, patients would be admitted, if required, in the nephrology ward(s) of the hospitals, which has 44 beds in total.

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