A major achievement is about to add to the health services sector in the state. In addition to the tissue transplant facility, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh will soon offer the organ transplant facility as well.
A team from Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) Lucknow will be arriving at AIIMS Rishikesh on the 19th of this month to check out the infrastructure, specialist doctors as well as other facilities available on the campus. As of now, only tissue transplant facility is available at AIIMS Rishikesh under which, a total of 87 corneas have been transplanted to date.
As per the administration at AIIMS, the procedures under which organ transplant is allowed will be completed soon. If done successfully, this achievement will prove to be a boon not only for Uttarakhand but also for the surrounding states and millions of lives will be saved. The organ transplantation facility will commence with the transplant of kidneys.