A 'cadaveric skin transplantation' has been successfully performed at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research here, claimed to be the first to be performed in a government hospital. A release from the Head of Department of Plastic Surgery in JIPMER Dr Ravi Kumar Chitoria said today the cadaveric skin was harvested from a brain dead patient on October 9 and it was utilised for two patients. While one of the had burn injuries, the other was a patient with chronic non-healing wound, the release said. Dr Chitoria led the team for transplanting the skin to the two patients. He said this was the first time in the country that skin transplantation was performed in a government hospital. JIPMER Director Dr S C Parija said the Centre had sanctioned licence to JIPMER to start cadaveric tissue transplantation.
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