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CMRI, Yashoda Hospitals Group launch lung transplant programme and Thoracic surgery services MoU

CMRI, Yashoda Hospitals Group launch lung transplant programme and Thoracic surgery services

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 May 2022, 03:24 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Yashoda Hospitals-Hyderabad and CMRI have taken the initiative to work together in providing Heart and Lung Transplantation Services, ECMO & Thoracic surgeries.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to this extent was signed between the two institutions.

Dr. Raja Dhar, Director & HOD, Department of Pulmonology, CK Birla Hospitals, CMRI, Kolkata said at the event, “It lays the foundation of a big program with Lung Transplantations care, Advanced Thoracic Surgeries and ECMO management in Eastern India. The patients not only from West Bengal, Eastern India and North-East India but also from neighboring cities like Ranchi, Bhubaneswar etc. are likely to benefit from Transplants here.”

Elaborating on the understanding, Dr. Simmardeep Singh Gill, CEO, CK Birla Hospitals, said, “It is our endeavor to ensure quality care and best clinical outcome for all our patients. We at CMRIare well equipped with state of art technology and follow evidence based clinical practice. 

"With this collaboration YashodaHospitals, would offer at CMRI training and consultations on advanced lung care. For patients this collaborative service would be pre-operative consultation, Lung transplant surgery and post-operative consultation and follow up from time to time”.

"After the surgery, the patient will have to spend a few days in the ICU, and after discharge from the hospital, there will be three months of frequent close monitoring by the lung transplantation team.

"This entire program will now be a combined effort withCK Birla and Yashoda Hospitals at Kolkata," said Dr.Apar Jindal, Director – Advanced Lung Failure, Transplant Pulmonologist, Co-Director Lung Failure Unit – Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad.

(Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)