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Published on Mon, 03 Apr, 2023 Both

Imphal April 01, 2023 (DIPR): AWorkshop on Strengthening of Organ Donation and Transplantation Process was heldat the Conference Hallof Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Porompat, Imphal East, today. The workshop was organized byJawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphalin association with Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN) Foundation, India.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singhsaid that the doctors have been saving and improving the lives of the people who needs organ transplantation. Congratulating the doctors of JNIMS team on successfully conducting 25 Kidney transplantation, Minister said that it is a boon for our state. JNIMS, RIMS and SHIJA has been doing the Kidney Transplantation successfully in the state, he added.

Reminiscing the first successful kidney transplantation that took place at JNIMS, Minister stated that the Chief Minister was elated at the successful renal transplantation in a state government institute at a minimal cost with the commitment and generosity of the team of JNIMS. Chief Minister wants to make sure that people get the benefit of CMHT and PM-JAY as the government is committed with a sincere approach to the people, he said.

Minister said that regarding the organ transplantation, the Prime Minister in his 99th episode of Mann Ki Baat expressed on the importance of organ transplantation and talk to the families of recipients and donors of organs, the recipients and donors of the organs and has shown his commitment towards having more donors.

As far as the state is concern, Minister said that he would walk extra mile and extend all possible help, within the ambit of the law, to make the transplant work successful. He said that the government is a government that feels the pulse of the people and in every district of the state, the government has been able to provide healthcare facility at the periphery through the primary health sub-centre etc.Minister said that the Chief Minister wants the commitment of the doctors, the nurses and the staffs of JNIMS to provide quality healthcare facility to the people at large.Regarding funding of JNIMS, Minister said JNIMS is also in the pipeline of the government and appeal to all the healthcare providers and staffs to work with commitment and sincerity.

Minister Ranjan Singh said that the Ministry has been apprising to be always ready for eventuality as there is slight rise in Covid cases in the country. He said the Ministry has advised to carry out mock drills for preparation and the Minister once again mention the commitments and responsibilities of the health care providers in fighting Covid.

On the increase of kidney diseases in the state, Minister said that it is high time to carry out research work on a serious note to find out the reason and causes.He added that there is need to co-ordinate with the major research centres to study minutely the reasons and bring out the possibility of giving awareness to the people on the causes of kidney disease as the kidney transplant patient has risen up numerously.

Prof. Kh. Lokeshwar Singh, Medical Superintendent, JNIMS, Imphal;Prof. L. Deben Singh, Director,JNIMS;Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation; Dr. Palin Khundongbam, CMD, Shija Hospital & Research Institute Pvt. Ltd. (SHRI); Prof. H. Priyosakhi Devi, Director, RIMS; Senior Doctors, faculty members; nurses and patients attended the workshop.

An update on living kidney transplant program was presented by Prof. K. Sholay Meitei, Dept. of Urology, JNIMS.It may be mentioned that the first successful kidney transplant and second in North-east India was done on 18th June, 2022by a team of doctors at a government set up i.e., JNIMS. The team was awarded a cash reward of Rs. 5 lakh by Chief Minister for performing the transplantation successfully and the reward money is being utilized as a fund for organ donation only.

A booklet was also released by the dignitaries in connection with the Workshop onStrengthening of Organ Donation and Transplantation Process. The main aim of organizing the workshop was to enhance the participants the necessary knowledge and skills to tackle the various aspects of brain-stem deceased organ donation and to provide a roadmap to hospitals that are planning to start a deceased organ donation and transplantation programme.(DIPR)