One Week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme at Gurgaon
A one week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme was held from 1st to 5th April 2014 at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) Gurgaon. It was jointly organized by MOHAN Foundation (MF), Delhi-NCR and Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplantation (FORT), Gurgaon. There were 40 participants from different parts of the country such as Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Orissa, Jaipur and Chennai.
To start the day on a positive note, successful case studies of deceased organ donation were discussed every morning by transplant coordinators from different hospitals of Delhi. Family members of deceased organ donors and recipients were called upon to share their experiences. It had a powerful impact on all those present, and strengthened their resolve to work in this field. A panel discussion was also held which answered all the queries put forth by the participants and cleared their doubts. The panelists were Dr Avnish Seth, Director FORT and Director & HOD, Gastroenterology, FMRI, Dr Rajesh Pande, Senior Consultant & Director, Critical Care & EmergencyMedicine, B L K Hospital, Dr Sandeep Vaishya, Director, Brain and Spine Surgery, FMRI, andInspector Manish Joshi, SHO Rajender Nagar Police station.
At the valedictory function, there was a thought provoking skit by the team of FMRI. Master Amee Gupta, 15, a student of Delhi Public School, Gurgaon, who single-handedly, got 167 organ donation pledges was felicitated. The certificates were handed over to the participants by Dr. N.S. Dharamshaktu, Deputy Director General, National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
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