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Liver Transplant
Surgeries at SIUT

KARACHI: Six patients including two children aged 3 and 13 years with liver failure had successful operations for liver transplant at SIUT by a   joint team of surgeon from Shiraz and SIUT. All the donors were close blood relatives of the recipients. A team of Iranian surgeons from Ibne Sina center of Shiraz was currently visiting as a part of collaborative program between the two medical institutions. So far, fifteen living donor liver transplants have been carried out successfully with this initiative.

This is part of a regular feature which was organized under the auspices of MESOT (Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation) and aimed at sharing expertise and enhance professional skills of professionals. Shiraz Centre of Transplantation one of the largest liver transplant centers in the region.

Living donor liver transplant can fulfill the need of only a small portion of patients. An estimated 100,000 liver transplants are required every year. This can only be achieved through deceased organ donation where the patients dying in ICU on ventilators can donate kidneys and liver after family’s consent.

Deceased organ donation can save up to two lac patients of end stage organ failure every year. SIUT had earlier performed transplants from three deceased organ donors saving the lives of six patients of end stage organ failure. (PR)


PPMEA delegation
meets TDAP officials

KARACHI: A delegation led by Chairman Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturer and Exporters Association visited Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and had a meeting with Secretary, TDAP.


Group photo of delegation members of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Exporters
Association
with Secretary TDAP during a meeting held recently.

During the meeting the issues relating to Pharmaceutical exports were discussed in detail. Secretary TDAP commented that statistics pertaining to the exports of Pakistan’s pharmaceutical products barely depict the true potential of the industry. Pharmaceutical products have tremendous potential to capture International markets with concentrated efforts by both Government and Private sector. He assured TDAP’s complete support in identifying new markets by sending exploratory delegations with the assistance of trade missions abroad. A dedicated Pharma desk has been constituted at TDAP which will liaise with PPMA on a continuous basis to help the industry overcome their issues and boost vital exports from Pakistan. 

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