Organ Transplant Summit 2016, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
On November 19, 2016, Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee and Ms. Pallavi Kumar, Executive Director Delhi NCR, MOHAN Foundation were invited to speak at the first ever Organ Transplant Summit 2016 organised by DKS Post Graduate Institute & Research Centre Raipur, Chhattisgarh. This was in association with Dr. B.R.A.M Hospital, Pt. J.N.M Medical College and Directorate of Medical Education. The initiative to organise the summit was taken by Dr Punit Gupta, Medical Superintendent and Academic In charge, DKS. Post Graduate Institute & Research Centre Raipur. The Summit was aimed to sensitise and educate medical and non-medical representatives on the various aspects of organ donation and transplantation and had experts from various fields from across the country to address the participants. The Honourable Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh (Chief Guest) along with Honourable Health Minister, Mr. Ajay Chandrakar (Guest of Honour) inaugurated the summit. In his address, Dr. Raman Singh assured that the Chhattisgarh government would fully support the transplant program going forward. He acknowledged that while there has been a delay, the state will soon adopt the Transplantation of Human Organs Act and begin whatever work that is required to start transplantations in the state. He also expressed gratitude to all the experts who had come for the summit to deliver lectures and said that going forward, their help and guidance would be sought. The Health Minister echoed the sentiments of the Chief Minister and assured everyone present of full support from the government. The experts who took the sessions were Dr. Yash Javeri, Dr. Georgi Abraham, Dr. Manish Jain, Dr B. Suryaprakash, Dr. Ramdip Ray, Dr. Rahul Chandola, Dr. Sunil Keswani, and Dr. Vikas Mittal. Close to 600 people attended the full day summit.
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- Keywords: Awareness,Organ donation,ITN, Transplant