One Week Transplant Coordinators’Training Programme held in Madurai
For the first time in Madurai a one-week Transplant Coordinators’Training Programme was conducted from 8th to 12th October 2018 by MOHAN Foundation. This training was conducted under the aegisof National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO),Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu (TRANSTAN). There were 40 participants from Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Bihar and Puducherry. This was the 57th training programme conducted by MOHAN Foundation and the 23rd in partnership with NOTTO. The training programme was supported by the Tata Trusts.
The training programme started with an inaugural function. Dr. D.Maruthupandian, Dean, Madurai Medical College and Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, Dr. S. Shanmugasundaram, Medical Superintendent, Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, MOHAN Foundation and Mr. K.Raghuram, graced the inaugural ceremony. During the chief guest address, Dr. D. Maruthupandian, Dean, Madurai Medical College and Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai spoke about the tremendous workdone in the state of Tamil Nadu in the field of organ donation and transplantation.
Present at the Valedictory function were Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Director, NOTTO and Dr. R. Kanthimathy, Member Secretary, TRANSTAN and Dr. Sumana Navin, Course Director, MOHAN Foundation. Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh wished the participants well and asked them to work with passion and to bring India on the world organ donation map. The message from Dr. R. Kanthimathy was that the transplant coordinators should adhere to guidelines and protocols to ensure smooth functioning of the organ donation and transplantation programme. The participants were awarded completion certificates.
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