New Delhi,30 Apr (Lok Sabha):All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, has been undertaking kidney transplantation since last 30 years and is regularly doing kidney transplant. AIIMS maintains six post operation beds for patients are earmarked for the purpose of post operative management. Thereafter, patients would be admitted, if required, in the nephrology ward(s) of the hospitals, which has 44 beds in total. Efforts are afoot to establish Renal Transplantation Units in Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi. In Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, the unit would be operationalised with two beds and further augmentation will be reviewed as per requirements in future.
The renal transplant unit will have a two-bedded ICU. Surgeons, Nurses and pathologists have already undergone training at AIIMS. Nephrologists and dialysis facility are available in the hospital. In Safdarjung hospital, six beds have been included in ICU for kidney transplant patients. Two surgeons have been trained for Renal Transplant. Operation Theatre Technicians and nurses have also been trained for renal transplant. One pathologist has been trained for renal transplant pathology. Equipments in the form of OT table, electro country machines and surgical equipments have already been procured. Other equipments like OT light, dialysis machine, ultrasound machines etc. are under process of procurement.