If everything goes well, liver transplant may become a reality at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) from September this year.Medical superintendent of IGIMS Dr Manish Mandal said a four-member team of officials, led by director-in-chief of state health department Dr Azad Hind Prasad, inspected the institute on Wednesday. "Once the no-objection certificate (NOC) is issued by the state health department, a team of four doctors from New Delhi-based Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences will make an inspection on June 24. If they find everything in order, they will train us for the next two months in July and August.
We will most probably be able to start liver transplant at the institute from September," Dr Mandal added.The IGIMS had earlier submitted an application for NOC to the state health department in May this year. In response to the application, the health department reviewed the facilities at the hospital besides verifying the documents related to doctors' qualification and experience.The IGIMS has also been asked to submit a report to the health department listing the names of four hospitals with ICU facility within a radius of 2-km from the institute. These hospitals will later collaborate with the IGIMS. – Nyoooz