Commercialization hampering
transplant programme

KARACHI: Prof. Jeremy Chapman world renowned renal physician affiliated with University of Sydney Australia has said that commercialization was hampering the population to avail the befits of organ transplantation. He was speaking at the SIUT on Global role of Transplantation.
He further stated that it is estimated that some fifty thousand people in a country like Pakistan lose their liver every year on account of organ failures. Countries like India, Philippines Egypt and Colombia have been great victim of menace of commercialization as their vulnerable population fell victim to this inhuman process. However, Colombia checked this unlawful unethical practice and it has been a success story. We need to improve clinical facilities, prohibition of commercialization, defining ethical standards and self sufficiency of organ donation, he added.
Earlier Prof Adibul Hasan Rizvi in his welcome address said that SIUT was covering 36% of the country’ s load of dialysis and 65% of transplant patients which is again a successful model of kidney transplantation in a developing country. (PR)

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