One Week Transplant Coordinators' Training Programme held in Ahmedabad
Under the aegis of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and ROTTO-SOTTO Mumbai, MOHAN Foundation conducted a one-week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme from 25th to 29th September 2018 at Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad. There were 33 participants from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Assam and Manipur. This was the 56th training programme conducted by MOHAN Foundation and the 22nd in partnership with NOTTO. The training programme was supported by the Tata Trusts.
At the inauguration, Mr. Pankaj Patel, Founder of Zydus Hospitals, spoke about the importance of values and ethics in the work that transplant coordinators undertake. Dr. M. M. Prabhakar,Additional Director of Medical Education, Government of Gujarat, Dr. Sajan Nair,CEO,Zydus Hospitals and Dr. Biswarup Pal,Anaesthesiologist - Liver Transplant, Zydus Hospitals, and Ms. Bhavna Chhabaria,CEO,Shatayu were also present. Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh,Director,NOTTO kick-started the training with a lecture on the role and activities of NOTTO and the National Organ Transplant Programme. On the final day, Mrs. Sujata Ashtekar, Consultant, ROTTO-SOTTO, KEM, Mumbai made a presentation on the role, activities, and future plans of ROTTO. She said that they hoped to work closely with the Government of Gujarat. At the valedictory function, Dr. Sajan Nair and Dr. Sunil Shroff congratulated the participants and presented the completion certificates to them.
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