Doctors without frontiers

Highlighting the unexploited potential for collaboration in medical treatment, Indian doctors on Friday provided a helping hand to their Pakistani counterparts in conducting what is being billed as the first-ever Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT) in Pakistan.

Four doctors from New Delhi's Apollo Hospital assisted their counterparts from Lahore's Shaikh Zaid Hospital in transplanting livers from live donors to two persons suffering from complete liver failure, in a complicated procedure that puts at risk both the donor and the recipient.

According to Dawn newspaper, the Indian doctors' help was sought after some British doctors were refused permission to travel to Pakistan by the British government on security considerations. Usually, Pakistanis travel to India for liver transplants, but the costs and procedures involved are phenomenal, especially given the tight visa regime......Read More


Source: The Hindu

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