Shimla, Aug 30 (PTI) The facility of renal transplant would be available at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC) here from February next year, Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar informed the state Assembly today.

Replying to a question by Congress MLA from Kasumpti, Anirudh Singh, during question hour, Parmar said, “Trained medical, paramedical staff and upgraded operation theatre is required for renal transplant”.

Medical and paramedical staff from nephrology and urology departments have been sent for three-month training to AIIMS Delhi and PGI Chandigarh for that, he said.

Subsequently the renal transplantation in IGMC would start in February next year, he added.

Earlier Singh said patients from the state had to go to PGI or AIIMS for renal transplant due to unavailability of the facility in Himachal.PTI DJI DV DV

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