GMC Jammu to start renal transplant soon: Principal

GMC Principal Dr Shashi Sharma speaking at the seminar on organ donations.
GMC Principal Dr Shashi Sharma speaking at the seminar on organ donations.

Speakers call for organ donation

Excelsior Correspondent

Jammu, Nov 26: To mark the celebrations of 11th Indian Organ Donation Day, a seminar was organized by State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO), J&K under the chairpersonship of Principal Govt.Medical College Jammu, Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma in Super Specialty Hospital Jammu with the idea of spreading awareness for organ donation.
Joint Director SOTTO J&K, Dr. SL Kachroo gave brief speech on organ donation and implementation of National Organ Transplant Program (NOTP) and working of SOTTO J&K. He spoke about the need for organ donation and the misconceptions related to the organ donation.
Later, on Principal GMC Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma informed participants that GMC is going to start renal transplant in the hospital soon and said that efforts in this direction are on. She appealed people to donate organs and save lives.
Dr. Satish Gupta,HoD Opthalomology along with others attended the seminar. Dr.Nancy Sharma from department of Opthalomology, GMC Jammu gave a presentation on eye donation.
Dr. Raju Bhandari from the department of Nephrology gave a brief description of magnitude of Chronic Kidney (renal) disease particularly in patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension and the ultimate need for dialysis or Kidney transplantation in these patients.
Dr.Arun Sharma, Medical superintendent, Super Specialty Hospital Jammu spoke about the achievements of the SOTTO J&K since its establishment about one year back.
Various HoDs and faculty from other departments also attended the seminar.
Anshu Sharma, Consultant (IEC/Media) SOTTO J&K presented the vote of thanks and Irfan Ahmed Lone, Transplant Coordinato, SOTTO J&K conducted the whole event.