SCB Medical College & Hospital Ready to Perform Liver Transplant

Cuttack: For the first time in Odisha, the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCB MCH) in Cuttack is now facilitated to perform liver transplantation.

The infrastructure for liver transplant is ready at the special modular operation theatre at the trauma building on the hospital premises.

According to the SCB medical college sources, three persons have already registered for the liver transplant process. The liver of a woman will be transplanted to her husband at the special modular operation theatre of the hospital on Wednesday. The complex surgical process process will take around 12 to 13 hours.

An MOU has been signed between the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG), Hyderabad and SCB for the liver transplantation process. A joint team of doctors from AIG and SCB will carry out the process.

in 2013, Odisha government announced to start liver transplant unit at SCB. A sum of Rs 22 crore was sanctioned for setting up the unit.

The then Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das inaugurated the liver transplant OPD in the super speciality block on October 25, 2021.

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