Warangal Urban: The State government is contemplating to set up the organ transplantation unit under the Jeevandan cadaver transplantation programme at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital (MGMH) in Warangal. According to the official sources, a team of doctors led by Incharge of the Jeevandan programme Dr G Swarnalatha, made several visits to the MGM Hospital to study the possibility of setting up the organ transplantation unit. It may be recalled here that the State government had been planning to set up the organ transplantation units at the government hospitals..
As of now, 26 hospitals including two government hospitals – Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) and Osmania General Hospital (OGH) – in Hyderabad are conducting the cadaver organ transplantation. “Since MGMH is the biggest hospital in north Telangana, which is providing the services to the patients from erstwhile Warangal, Karimnagar, Khammam and Adilabad, the government is keen in setting the organ transplantation unit,” said Superintendent of the MGHM, Dr B Srinivas Rao. He, however, added that initially organ procurement/ harvesting procedures are conducted at the MGMH and they would be transported to Jeevandan identified hospitals in Hyderabad for transplanting the organs to the recipients. “We need to have specialist doctors and special equipment to conduct the translation process. Since, we are lacking both the components at the MGMH, transplantation procedure would be conducted at the higher hospital in Hyderabad,” Dr Srinivas Rao said. “Though the proposal is very much on the cards, it may take some more time to materialise,” he added. On the other hand, the government is going to provide a super specialty services at this 1,000 bed-hospital after completion of the construction of super specialty building which was taken up at the cost of Rs 150 crore on the premises of the Kakatiya Medical College (KMC)..