The program will help in creating the smooth availability of heart and lung transplants in North India besides raising awareness of organ donation in the country
Asian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Faridabad annonces the launch of Heart and Lung transplant centre in North India in collaboration with MGM Healthcare, Chennai to provide easy and fast organ transplants services in the region.
The program will help in creating the smooth availability of heart and lung transplants in North India besides raising awareness of organ donation in the country.
Sharing his views on the launch program, Dr Narendra Kumar. Pandey, Chairman & Managing Director, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences said, “There is a dearth of organ donation and good quality transplant centres in Northern states which results in either the patients having to travel to the South or to procure organs from nearby states for transplantation. Both the issues result in inconvenience and increased cost to patients. The program aims to address these issues and provide valuable and actionable solutions for organ transplantation.”
Dr Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM Healthcare said, “MGM Healthcare, Chennai is delighted to be associated with one of the leading hospitals in Delhi to provide Heart & Lung Transplant service under the pioneering leadership of Dr K R Balakrishnan and team. The association with Asian Hospital is strategic, which will help sharing knowledge and on-site transplant support from the team of experts from MGM Healthcare Chennai.”
Dr Amit Chaudhary, Associate Director, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery said “India lags behind several other countries across the globe in terms of access to donated organs. Although there are enough organs available for transplantation, the waiting list for an organ transplant is long due to logistic issues and patients have to waitfor their turn. Lack of awareness about organ donation is cited as one of the greatest roadblocks to organ transplant.”
The Southern states of India have a significantly higher rate of organ donation as compared to the rest of the country and hencehave anumber of of highly advanced transplant centres dealing with cadaveric organs.