After a two year pause, first ever kidney transplant operation was successfully done at Institute of Kidney Diseases Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) Peshawar on Friday.
The operation was completed by a team of doctors under the supervision of Director Kidney Center Dr Mazhar Khan and Chairman Pakistan Kidney Institute Islamabad Dr Saeed Akhtar.
With the operation, the hospital also launched “Kidney Transplant Program”.
The Kidney Center Transplant Team also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pakistan’s renowned doctor, Prof Syed Akhtar, Chairman Transplant PKI to make the transplant program of international standard.
It may be recalled that the transplant at the Kidney Center was suspended for two years due to Coronavirus in the country.
Earlier, about 300 successful kidney transplants have been performed at the Kidney Center under the supervision of Prof Asif Malik and Prof Ata-ur-Rehman.
In order to resume the transplant program, the Chairman Board of Governors, Sahibzada Saeed, had decided that the transplant program would be started in accordance with the international standards for which he had approved the appointment of all facilities, doctors and nurses.
A separate transplant ward, two operating theaters and two ICUs have been set up at the Kidney Center.
An agreement has been signed with PKI for training of nursing staff.
Although the transplant program will be in the health facility card, to make this program a success, they have also demanded a transplant grant from the government so that this program can continue without any interruption.
The Minister of Health has agreed to provide the funds.
HMC Medical Director Prof Dr Shehzad Akbar thanked and appreciated all the staff including the team from Islamabad for this achievement.