Peshawar's IKD institute to perform first kidney transplant 'within days'

Officials say RMI and NWGH have become K-P's first institutions to have been allowed renal transplant


Umer Farooq May 25, 2018
Peshawar's IKD institute to perform first kidney transplant 'within days'. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PESHAWAR: The Institute of Kidney Diseases (IKD) will carry out its first kidney transplant within next 10 days, an official privy to a Medical Transplantation Regulatory Authority (MTRA) meeting told The Express Tribune.

The decisions were taken during the third meeting of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Medical Transplantation Regulatory Authority (MTRA) held at the health secretariat.

The meeting also approved the amended rules for corneal transplant centres to be registered under MTRA, besides revising the fee for the registration.

"IKD has already been granted registration for carrying out kidney transplantation and we expect the first one to be carried out within next seven to nine days," a senior health official privy to the developments said.

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He stated that Rehman Medical Institute (RMI) had also requested for liver transplant registration, adding the MTRA approved the request and a visit of the hospital will be conducted as soon as the required formalities for the transplant centre are complete.

Officials with knowledge of the aforementioned meeting revealed that RMI and North West General Hospital (NWGH) have become K-P's first institutions to have been allowed renal transplant.

They added that Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) had also moved a request for the transplant. However, the case was not approved since the facility lacked basic requirements, while some development work is also underway.

On April 21, 2016, the K-P government notified MTRA’s establishment under Section 5 of K-P MTRA Act, 2014. The authority provides regulations for removal, storage and transplant of human organs, tissues and cells for therapeutic purposes in the province.

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