Making headway: SIUT to perform liver transplants on children from next year

Published: December 20, 2015


KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) is all set to perform liver transplants on children from early next year, announced Sindh health minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar.

He was speaking at the 7th symposium at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) on Saturday. The transplantation will be performed in collaboration with the Sindh government, he said.

The minister said the Sindh government is making all-out efforts to provide facilities to deal with health issues. Earlier, teenage children suffered from liver diseases but now young children also suffer from these health issues, he added.

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“We are doing a jihad against polio in the country,” said Dahar. “We are fighting against a number of diseases and working day and night to deal with these challenges.”

He said that the Sindh government is working to open NICH campuses across the province. Replying to a question, he said that Sukkur will have its own SIUT building in the next fiscal year.

Speaking on the occasion, the director of the Institute of Business Administration, Dr Ishrat Husain, said that there was a dire need to focus on health management in Sindh. “It is also important to educate women,” he said. He further added that we can only have a healthy nation if we have a clean environment. “If we are determined to solve issues, we will have to eradicate poverty,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 20th, 2015.

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