Medical advancement: First liver transplant in Pakistan

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


Express August 12, 2011

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.

COMMENTS (40)

Ismail Sultan | 10 years ago | Reply

This news reminded me of my old wounds. I lost my mother due to Hep C; liver transplant was her only hope but that wasn't possible then here. May the medical team behind this success be blessed and be able to save more lives. Congratulations to Amir on his new life and Salaam to Mohammad Asrslan's family for this huge sacrifice!

dr mian aziz | 10 years ago | Reply

I don’t know when government of Pakistan start this liver transplant project but if someone is serious he should go to India in India liver transplant cost is 38,00,000 (thirty eight lac) Pakistani rupees and there successful rate is very good if anybody want further information contact [email protected] +92-3226030505 +92-3224008472

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