Medical advancement: First liver transplant in Pakistan

Published: August 12, 2011

The 12-hour long transplant was successfully carried out on a resident of Sialkot, Amir Raza.

LAHORE: The first liver transplant in Pakistan was successfully conducted at Sheikh Zayed hospital.

The surgery, headed by the Chairman of the Sheikh Zayed hospital Amir Raza, was carried out by a team of doctors including Dr Tariq Bangash.

The 12-hour long transplant was done on a resident of Sialkot, Amir Raza.

The liver transplant centre at the Sheikh Zayed was inaugurated a year ago by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) with the total cost of Rs400 million.

Before this, India was the nearest place to get the transplant done from.

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