For the first time in North Karnataka, MOHAN Foundation under the aegis of Jeevasarthakathe, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka in association with the Department of Nephrology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Hubballi conducted a one week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme from 8th to 12th April 2019. There were 54 participants from Karnataka and Punjab. This was the 62nd training programme conducted by MOHAN Foundation. The training programme was supported by the Tata Trusts.
Present at the inaugural function were Dr. Ramalingappa Antaratani, Director, Dr. Arunkumar.C, Medical Superintendent, Dr. M.C.Chandru, Principal, Mr. Basavaraj Somannavar, CAO, Dr. S S Katkol, RMO, Dr.Venkatesh Moger, Prof and HOD, Nephrology, Smt. Ashirvadamma Dokka, Nursing Superintendent and Smt. Annapurna. G, Principal, Nursing College from KIMS, Hubballi. The MOHAN Foundation team was represented by Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi, Manager - Information Systems and Ms Ann Alex, Programme Associate.
Sessions on various topics such as concepts of organ donation, the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, importance of spreading awareness, counselling the bereaved families and approaching them for organ donation, case studies and qualities of a transplant coordinator, history of transplantation, setting up a deceased donation programme in a hospital, overview of deceased donation in India, role of transplant coordinator, National Organ Transplant Programme, living donor transplants, deceased donation in medico-legal cases, role of media in organ donation and transplantation and ethical issues in organ donation & transplantation were taken by Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi and Ms. Ann Alex. Group activities, role plays and quiz on organ donation and transplantation were moderated by the team. Educative videos and awareness films were also screened during the training.
The faculty for the training included the following from KIMS, Hubballi- Dr. Rajshekhar Dyaberi, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Dr. Amruth, Dept of Neurology, Dr. Basavaraj Kallapur, Dept. of Anaesthesiology, Dr.Venkatesh Moger, Dept. of Nephrology, Dr. Vivek C Ganiger, Dept of Nephrology, Dr. Mahabaleshwar Mayya, Dept. of Nephrology, Dr Aravind K, Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology, Dr. Hosangadi A A, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Dr. Mukund Kulkarni, Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology. The faculty also included Dr. Shanmukh Hiremath, CTVS Surgeon, SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad, Dr. Sanjeev Chatni, Sr. Consultant, Gastroenterology, Suchirayu Hospital, Hubballi, and Mrs. Manjula, Chief Transplant Coordinator, Jeevasarthakathe. Brain Death – Identification and Certification, Medical management of a potential donor, Kidney diseases and transplantation, Liver diseases and transplantation, Heart diseases and transplantation, Pancreas transplantation, Hand transplantation, Voluntary body donation, Tissue Donation, Banking and Transplant - Cornea, Bone and Skin and functions of Jeevasarthakathe.
The training concluded with the valedictory function. Dr. Ramalingappa Antaratani, Director, Dr. Arunkumar.C, Medical Superintendent, Dr.M.C. Chandru, Principal, Mr. Basavaraj Somannavar, CAO, Dr. S S Katkol, RMO, Dr. Venkatesh Moger, Prof and HOD, Nephrology, Smt. Ashirvadamma Dokka, Nursing Superintendent and Smt. Annapurna. G, Principal, Nursing College from KIMS, Hubballi and Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, MOHAN Foundation gave away the completion certificates to the participants at the function.