RIMS Imphal to have kidney transplantation facility soon

Correspondent IMPHAL, Jul 26 | Publish Date: 7/26/2019 12:10:57 PM IST

Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Imphal, under the Union ministry of health and family welfare will have kidney transplantation facility soon.

This information was conveyed by Director Dr Shanta of the institute who on Friday informed the  media that Union ministry of health and family welfare has approved switching Doctorate of Medicine (Super Specialty) in Nephrology at the institute from the current academic session.
Two seats have been allocated for the course and once the course starts, the institute will have super speciality in Nephrology who will be licensed to perform kidney transplantation surgery, he said.
 “In very near future, RIMS Imphal will start kidney transplantation programme,” the director said while praising the Union ministry of health and family welfare for giving the approval of the DM course in Nephrology.
Stating that starting the kidney transplantation programme was a long cherish dream of the institute, the director asserted that if the programme starts, it will tremendously benefit not only people of the state but also other Northeast states and neighbouring countries.
He said that Manipur has maximum number of kidney failure cases and patients were going outside the state for treatment which is very costly. Once the programme successfully starts, the director said, the problem of high expenditure will be solved as RIMS will able to provide the service at affordable rate, he claimed.
RIMS will be in the map of India where bright young doctors can pursue DM in Nephrology, he said, adding that as per the guideline for pursuing the course, doctors who complet the course must practice in hospital for a minimum of  two years.  RIMS will have two Super Specialty DMs in Nephrology after three years and in the subsequent years too, the same number of doctors will be available, he stated. The Super Specialty doctors in the field with close coordination between urology department and the nephrology department, RIMS can start kidney transplantation programme, he claimed.
He stated that it was a long cherish dream of RIMS having such a programme and with the opening of the new course the institute is not far away from fulfilling the dream, he added.
The programme will benefit all sections of people as RIMS is one of the empanelled hospitals for Pradhan Mantra National Dialyses Scheme (PMNDS), the scheme helping people living below poverty line.

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