National - First liver transplant performed in a public sector hospital in Rajasthan
The first liver transplant in a public sector hospital in Rajasthan was performed at the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital, Jaipur on 18th February 2017. The transplant came to fruition after three years of preparation. A 30-year-old person, who met with an accident, was declared brain dead at SMS Hospital on Friday 17th February morning. The family was counselled about organ donation and they gave their consent according to Dr. U.S. Agarwal, Principal of SMS Medical College. After the consent was received from the family, the SMS Medical College administration immediately contacted Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), Delhi for their support in performing the liver transplant. ILBS sent a 15-member expert team of doctors and other staff headed by Dr. Viniyendra Pamecha, who performed the liver transplant. They also retrieved the kidneys (transplanted at SMS Hospital) and heart (flown to Delhi and transplanted at AIIMS).
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