Pakistan gets first organ transplant centre

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Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistan has got its first organ transplant centre at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) that will provide facilities for multi-organ transplants, including for liver, intestine, pancreas, bone marrow and cornea.

The 14-storey facility, inaugurated on Wednesday, is designed to meet the future challenges of transplantation science, the Dawn reported on Thursday.

Spread over an area of 250,000 square feet, the 100-bed transplant centre has intensive care units, transplant wards and a state-of-the-art modern operation theatre — all under one roof.

–IANS

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