Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. VI Issue NO.: 19 (February 2005)
Cadaver Organ donation meet at Nagpur
Indian Transplant Newsletter.
Vol. VI Issue NO.: 19 (February 2005)
Print ISSN 0972 - 1568
A meet on “Cadaver organ Donation and Transplantation – Challenges and Issues” was jointly organized by MOHAN Foundation and IID at National Civil Defence College, Nagpur, on 3rd October 2004. Dr. G. M. Taori, Director of CIIMS, Nagpur, chaired the meet. Dr Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee of MOHAN Foundation, Chennai, was the chief Guest. Mr. Chintamani Gadre, Member of MOHAN Foundation, Mumbai, was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Prashant Joshi, Member of MOHAN Foundation, Nagpur, and Dr.Ashok Dhabekar, were the convenors of this meet. Mr. Rajan Damdhere, Member of MOHAN Foundation, Pune, also participated in the meet. Dr. (Mrs) Devayani Buche from Orange City Hospital compered the evnt while Dr. Anand Tatte, Former Dy. Director of National Civil Defence College, Nagpur, proposed the vote of the thanks.
Executive / Administrative Directors of Hospitals and ICCUs from Nagpur, executive members from various professional / medical bodies, leading nephrologists, neuro – physicians, social activists and respresentatives from NGOs participated in the programme.
In his welcome speech, Dr. Ashok Dhabekar presented the current cadaver organ donation scenario and explained the objectives of the meet. Dr. Sunil Shroff pointed out the need for promotion of cadaver organ donation and the concept of organ sharing among various centers. He also highlighted MOHAN Foundation’s activities in this field, its achievements, goals and missions. He also said that MOHAN Foundation would extend all support when something similar is setup in Nagpur. He also explained how this programme had taken root and hoe it was being successfully run in cities like Chennai and Hyderabad.
Mr. Chinatamani Garde, in his speech, spoke about “Kidney Bazaars” and its ill effects on society as a whole. He concluded that cadaver organ donation was the ultimate solution to curb this unethical practice. Mr. Prashant Joshi touched upon the strategic issues for the implementation and promotion of this programme, based on the models operational in Mumbai and Pune. He also mooted the idea of forming a consortium of all concerned Hospitals and ICCUs to share organs received from cadaver donors. He also appealed to hospitals in Nagpur to launch individual cadaver transplant programmes and take the multi-organ cadaver transplant programme forward.
In his Chairman’s speech Dr. G.M. Taori appreciated the initiative taken by MOHAN Foundation and IID, Nagpur, to promote the noble cause of organ donation. He also assured full support to this activity in his personal capacity and from his hospital as well.
Dr. K.C. Jain, Dr. Jyotsna Mandlekar, Dr. Atikur Khan, Dr. Trimbak Bendre, Dr. N. T. Deshmukh, Mr. Bhavarsingh from NCDC, Mr. Ashok Jadhav, Mr. Chandrakant Meher worked hard for the success of this programme.
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