Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.21 Issue No.66, July 2022 - October 2022
One-Week Face-to-face Transplant Coordinators’ Training Program
Indian Transplant Newsletter.
Vol.21 Issue No.66
July 2022 - October 2022
Print ISSN 0972 - 1568
Guntur May 2022
For the first time, a one-week Transplant Coordinators' Training Program was conducted by Jeevandan, Government of Andhra Pradesh in association with MOHAN Foundation from May 16 - 20, 2022 at the NRI General and Super Speciality Hospital, Guntur. The program which aimed to address the training needs of transplant coordinators drew 103 delegates from Andhra Pradesh.
Smt. Vidadala Rajini, the honourable Minister for Health, Medical & Family Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony. While addressing the audience, she reiterated the importance of donating organs and said that such trainings would help the professionals facilitate more donations and thus saving many lives.
Also present at the event were Dr. M. Raghavendra Rao, Director of Medical Education, Dr. K Rambabu, Director, VIMS & Chief Transplant Coordinator, Jeevandan.
The training covered a series of lectures on different aspects of organ donation and transplantation and experts from different hospitals in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were invited as faculty. Educational films on brain-stem death, brain stem death testing, demonstration of apnoea testing, and hand transplant were shown during the training. A simulation video on approaching families for organ donation was also screened and discussed during the training. The training curriculum included role play which helped the participants understand the organ donation conversation.
Mohali August 2022
Fortis Hospital, Mohali in association with MOHAN Foundation and Chandigarh Kidney Foundation successfully conducted a one-week Transplant Coordinators' Training Program from 22nd - 26th August 2022 at the Fortis Hospital, Mohali. The dignitaries graced the inauguration were Mr. Ashish Bhatia (COO - North and East, Fortis Healthcare), Prof. Dr. Vipin Koushal (Director, Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO), North), Dr Gurbir Singh (Former Medical Director, Fortis Hospital, Mohali), Dr. T S Mahant (Executive Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Hospital, Mohali), Dr. Priyadarshi Ranjan (Director, Renal Transplant, Fortis Hospital, Mohali) and Mr. Sudhir Dewan (Honorary Director - North, MOHAN Foundation).
A total of 122 delegates from different parts of the country (Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh) attended the training program.
The training curriculum included a series of lectures on various topics addressed by faculty from MOHAN Foundation, Fortis Hospital, Mohali and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
The training was concluded with a valedictory function. The guests at the valedictory were Prof. Dr. Vipin Koushal (Director, ROTTO-North), Dr. Sunil Shroff (Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation), Dr. Priyadarshi Ranjan (Director, Renal Transplant Fortis Hospital, Mohali), Mr. Sudhir Dewan (Honorary Director - North, MOHAN Foundation), Ms. Pallavi Kumar (Executive Director - Delhi NCR, MOHAN Foundation). The course completion certificates were presented to the participants who completed the 5-day training programme successfully.
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