The department of Nephrology at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (IGIMS) organised a day long Continuing Medical Education (CME) on “Patna Transplant Update 2019”, on Sunday with a panel of six eminent speakers from all over the country.
The occasion was to mark the fifty (50) successful kidney transplantation at the premier medical institute of Bihar.
The IGIMS was given permission to carry out kidney transplantation in February 2016 under the leadership of director of IGIMS Dr NR Biswas and initial mentoring of professor V Seenu and Professor Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal from AIIMS in New Delhi.
Dr NR Biswas, director IGIMS, said that the IGIMS started with corneal transplant and moved ahead with kidney transplant.
“We are not working to start liver and heart transplant shortly here,” Dr Biswas said.