The State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO) – Madhya Pradesh and M.G.M Medical College, Indore in Association with MOHAN Foundation and Network & Alliance of Transplant Coordinators (NATCO) organised a ‘National Workshop for Strengthening of Organ Donation and Transplantation Process’ on 16th December 2019 at M.G.M Medical College, Indore. The workshop was also supported by the Indore Society for Organ Donation. The day-long workshop had 110 participants that included ICU doctors and nurses, neurosurgeons, general physicians, and representatives of NGOs.
The workshop covered the legal framework in India, overview of deceased organ donation in the country, understanding brain death, family conversation, and the organ donation pathway in a hospital. The lectures were interspersed with a number of activities, films, and interactive discussions. The faculty comprised Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation, Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, President, NATCO, Dr. Sumana Navin, Course Director, MOHAN Foundation, and Dr. Urvi Shukla, HOD, Intensive Care and Emergency, Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre, Pune.
At the valedictory function, Mr. Akash Tripathi, IAS, Commissioner of Indore emphasised that it was important to have processes in place to facilitate deceased organ donation. Dr. Jyoti Bindal, Dean and CEO, Appropriate Authority-SOTTO-MP and M.G.M. Medical College, and Dr. A. D. Bhatnagar, Medical Superintendent, M.G.M. Medical College expressed their support. Dr. Sunil Shroff, Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Dr. Sumana Navin, and Dr. Urvi Shukla, were felicitated for their contribution to the workshop.