: The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has granted license to centrally sponsored JIPMER, a remier medical institution here, to do tissue transplantation.
A release from Dr S C Parija, the Director of JIPMER, said today that patients who had lost their vital tissues like skin, bones, soft tissues, hands, ear, limbs, face and head would be benefitted by tissue transplant.
The release said transplant of the tissues from recently expired patients (cadaver) to live patients a license from the Union Health Ministry is necessary.
Department of Plastic Surgery in JIPMER had applied for the license in April this year.
Dr Parija said JIPMER is the first Centrally government institute to seek the licence in the country.
A team of officials from the ministry visited JIPMER in July this year for inspection of infrastructures and manpower required to perform cadaveric transplant.
JIPMER has Brain Death committee certified by the Centre to declare a patient 'brain dead' (with heart, lungs, kidney and other vital organs still functioning). Only such patients can be considered as eligible for cadaveric organ and tissue transplant.
Jipmer has already been doing kidney and cornea transplant and had the licence recently for liver transplant, the release said.
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