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Coimbatore

Liver transplants: Ramakrishna Hospital signs MoU with Chennai-based hospital

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Sri Ramakrishna hospital here today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai for performing liver transplantation at the Hospital.

The scope of the MoU involves performance and postoperative care after transplantation in the hospital, training of various specialists in liver transplantation and allied fields and gradual transfer of techniques and technology involved in liver transplantation to the hospital.

The specialties include liver surgery, liver anaesthesia, liver intensive care, transplant hepatology, pediatric hepatology, transplant infectious diseases and provision of blood banking services for this highly demanding team work.

Nurses in operation theatre, ICU and wards from the hospital would be trained by Gleneagles.

Hospital Managing Trustee R Vijayakuar and Prof.Mohamed Rela, Director, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Gleneagles signed the agreement.

Rela has performed close to 3,000 liver transplants all over the world and is the sole liver transplant surgeon who has performed more than 750 pediatric liver transplants.

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