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Licence to JIPMER to perform kidney transplantation renewed

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has renewed the licence granted to centrally sponsored JIPMER in 2011 to perform kidney transplantation.

A release from the Head of Department of Nephrology in JIPMER R P Swaminathan today said an expert team from the Ministry had inspected the facilities, infrastructure and other aspects in the institute for renewal of licence to continue performance of the kidney transplantation.

It said the license had now been renewed and necessary communication in this regard was received by JIPMER on June 15 after the expert panel submitted the report to the Ministry.

The renewed license is valid for the next five years.

JIPMER did the first kidney transplantation in March 2012 with the organ available from a live donor. In the next stage it harvested kidneys from brain dead patients after a certification by a panel of experts.

The first cadaver kidney transplantation was performed in 2013, the release said, adding that 84 transplantations had so far been performed this included transplantation of kidneys from cadaveric donors, the release said.

First Published: Sat, June 18 2016. 18:02 IST