BHUBANESWAR, JAN 7, 2023
There is a huge gap in demand, supply of organs for transplant in India, it’s time we bridged that gap, opined experts at the National level CME & Workshop on Brain Death & Organ Donation, organised by city-based AMRI Hospitals, here on Saturday. More than 100 doctors and professionals from various government and private hospitals in India participated in the programme today.
Speakers from reputed institutes like AIIMS New Delhi, NIMHANS Bangalore and local corporate hospitals as well as AIIMS Bhubaneswar came together to enlighten and make the audience and doctors aware about recent trends and practice of declaring brain death and organ transplantation.
“For bridging the gap between increasing demand and decreasing supply of organs for transplantation, everyone has to work together. This is high time that all the private hospitals as well as the corporate hospitals should come forward to address the issue.” said Nilanjana Mukherjee, Vice President & Unit Head, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar.
This National level CME was conducted in collaboration with State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) Odisha, Ministry Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Indian Society of Neuroanesthesiology & Critical Care and Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) – Odisha Chapter.
Addressing the delegates, Dr Sanjeev Lalwani, Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Medical Superintendent, AIIMS, New Delhi stressed upon the strict ethical and legal practices for declaring brain death and organ donation.
Dr. Surya Kumar Dube, Additional Professor, Department of Neuroanesthesia & Critical Care, AIIMS, New Delhi said, Regular teaching and training of doctors, paramedical staff, and transplant coordinators are very important to move forward in the transplant programme.
Dr. Rajeeb Kumar Mishra, Associate Professor, NIMHANS, Bangalore said that adequate infrastructure both in government and private hospitals will help to make the transplantation programme successful.
“Correct diagnosis and management of brain dead patients will help in effective procurement of organs as well as successful transplantation,” he said.
Dr. Bhagya Ranjan Jena, Consultant, Neuro Anaesthesia & Critical Care, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar, “Overall increasing awareness among general public, coordinated approach between Govt, Private and corporate bodies will help to bridge the gap in the demand and supply of organs.”
Dr. Siddharth Mishra, Medical Superintendent, AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar, said, “People with many comorbidities requiring organ donation will get a new life due to the combined effort of everyone. For this, lots of awareness, seminars and discussions are needed in both government and private sector hospitals.”