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‘Omanis prefer Pakistan for renal transplants’

‘Omanis prefer Pakistan for renal transplants’

The occasion was attended by H H Dr Khoula Julanda al Said, senior consultant, paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in The Royal Hospital, Dr Issa al Salmi, head of renal solutions at The Royal Hospital and other people.

Fatma al Rahbi, a nephrology nurse in The Royal Hospital and a single of the speakers in the occasion stated that China, Pakistan Iran, Egypt, Iraq and India stay the nations of preference for renal transplants.

“Fifty-five per cent of our participants in the study got their renal transplants done in Pakistan. The reasons for preferring Pakistan was that it is cheaper than getting it done in China. There is easy access to the airport, there is no shortage of commercial donors and there is proximity between both the countries.”

H H Dr Khoula, who deliberated in regard to liver transplant, stated, “Oman should have its own organ transplant programme with its own specialists and a multi-speciality organ transplant hospital. Establishing a sustainable liver transplant programme within the country has started. We have to build our own capabilities on the transplant programme. We must have a multi-organ transplant hospital where all the transplants can take place.”

Organ transplantation is frequently the only remedy for finish state organ failure, such as liver and heart failure.

Although finish stage renal illness sufferers can be treated via other renal replacement therapies, kidney transplantation is usually accepted as the greatest remedy each for the top quality of life and expense effectiveness. Kidney transplantation is by far the most often carried out transplantation globally.

Kidney donation by nicely chosen living donors with excellent well being coverage carries negligible dangers.

This can only be ensured via rigorous choice procedures, cautious surgical nephrectomy and stick to up of the donor to make certain the optimal management of untoward consequences. Fatma concluded by saying, “If you have a chance to save a life then do not hesitate to donate organs.”

The occasion was supported by Khimji Training Institute and Aster al Raffah Hospital.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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