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Liver transplantation facility in Pakistan

By Tazeen • Jan 23rd, 2010 • Category: Misc • 29 Comments

Liver transplantation is surgery to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy one. This kind of surgery has been done for more than 38 years. Many people have had liver transplants and now lead normal lives.

Your doctor will decide whether you need to go to a hospital that does liver transplants. You will meet the liver transplant team. The team is usually led by a liver transplant surgeon and includes liver specialists, nurses, and other health care professionals. The transplant team will arrange blood tests, x rays, and other tests to help make the decision about whether you need a transplant and whether a transplant can be carried out safely.

Right now there are no  hospitals in Pakistan offering Liver Transplatation, but thankfully now there will be some.  The National Assembly was informed that two centers for liver transplantation would be shortly functional at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), Islamabad, and Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore.

That is a fine step by the government and should be highlighted.


 

 

 
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  1. hi please you send me the detail of liver disses and its care

  2. hi please send me the detail of liver disses and its care

  3. I need the minimum possible cost of liver transplant. Also inform if the donor will be arranged by you or we have to manage it. We want to undergo liver transplant in minimum possible time. Thanks

  4. I need the minimum possible cost of liver transplant. Also inform if the donor will be arranged by you or we have to manage it. We want to undergo liver transplant in minimum possible time. Thanks

  5. hi,i am very thankful to you if you please tell me the full diseases of liver especially liver curosis

  6. A.O.A
    i need information about liver transplantation in pakistn. where and in which hospital it could be possible.if help me plz. thanks

  7. plz tell me the minimum cost of liver transplant my mother need it plz tell me fast plzzz

  8. My brother m Aslam liver transplant pls confirm transplant in Pakistan

  9. ITS VERY URGENT:::::::
    Pleaase replayyyyyy

    I am in pakistan……..

    I need the minimum possible cost of liver transplant. Also inform if the donor will be arranged by you or we have to manage it. We want to undergo liver transplant in minimum possible time. Thanks

  10. sir,my brother Abdul karim is already registered with you how long it will take to our turn for liver transplantation.

  11. ITS VERY URGENT:::::::
    Pleaase replayyyyyy
    my mum is 61 year old
    I need the minimum possible cost of liver transplant. Also inform if the donor will be arranged by you or we have to manage it. We want to undergo liver transplant in minimum possible time. Thanks

  12. Is there any (Public or Private) facility available for liver transplant in Pakistan

  13. Home » Regional » Lahore » Liver transplant facility still not functional
    Liver transplant facility still not functional
    By: Umair Aziz | Published: January 15, 2011
    By: Umair Aziz | Published: January 15, 2011

    Patients at Sheikh Zayed Hospital await transplants ; On-duty staff unsure when the facility will startLahore - The country’s first liver transplant facility inaugurated by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani at Sheikh Zayed Hospital is still non-functional owing to ‘bureaucratic redtapism’, leaving patients at the mercy of fate, sources told Pakistan Today.
    The PM opened the liver transplant facility in November last year and also announced an additional grant of Rs 100 million to further boost the medical facility under the federal government. However, despite a lapse of nearly two months, patients still have to consider other options, such as going to India or some other countries for treatment.
    Zafar Dar, a patient’s relative, said that the patients were in a critical condition and it was a relief that the prime minister inaugurated the ‘much needed’ facility in the country. However, it was ‘disturbing’ to see that the facility is still not available and patients are being asked to get the patients registered as it will take ‘sometime’ before the transplant facility becomes available, he said.
    The on-duty staff revealed that no liver transplant patient was currently admitted, as the facility was not yet available. The staff said the patient could get his or her name registered and already 150 patients were in line for surgeries. “We cannot give a timeline. May be a month or two before it starts working,” the staff said.
    A senior liver transplant surgeon at Sheikh Zayed Hospital, seeking anonymity, said a rapid infuser, used for anaesthesia is missing and has caused the delay in liver transplant. “We are already working up patients for surgeries and want to save as many lives as possible especially after the government has provided all the requisite equipment and infrastructure and the medical experts. There is great risk involved if we perform the surgery without a rapid infuser and we do not want to put patients’ lives at risk,” he said. He further said the entire anaesthetic department was actually waiting for the rapid infuser.

  14. Many patients need to liver transplant and much people going to depth of this decease who do not know about this decease name. Many patients are going to abroad with their amount. How much exchange going to abroad.

    It is able to understand for Government.

  15. sir can u please tell me the cost of liver translaplnt at sheikh zaid hospital lahore?????

  16. is liver transplant is possible in pakistan ?if yes pls tell me the minimum possible cost or tell me the place where it could be possible

  17. Currently liver transplantation is being conducted or not?

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  19. AOA,
    Sir my father is 64,and he is diagnosed with Hepatocellular carcinoma…….and he needs a liver transplant……Is liver transplant available in Pakistan, if not……plz inform me about appropriate place for liver transplantation……….but as much quick as possible……..b/c doctors from AKUH have told the estimated life expectancy is couple of months without transplant……..and i dont want to loose him.

  20. my aunt suffer from hapatitus C her liver damage severly so plz tell me where the liver transplate and what would be the cost of of it

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