250 renal transplants conducted at SKIMS

The department of Urology and Kidney Transplant Unit at the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has successfully conducted 250 kidney transplants till date.

According to Saleem Wani, Head of the Department (HoD) in Urology, renal transplantation has increased patient survival and it is in this context that SKIMS, Soura Srinagar took a lead in human organ transplantation in the state and Kidney Transplantation programme was established in SKIMS in 1999.

The Institute was authorised to carry renal transplantation in 1999 as per the J&K Transplantation of the Human Organ Act 1997 and is the only centre in the state authorised to do kidney transplantation.

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