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Guj Govt granted ‘State University’ status to Ahmedabad based Kidney Hospital-Institute

Gujarat Government has taken a decision to grant ‘State University’ status to Ahmedabad based Kidney Hospital.

Health Minister Nitinbhai Patel in a statement said that, Dr H L Trivedi, Director of Kidney Institute had met Chief Minister of Gujarat Smt Anandiben Patel and requested her to grant the State university status.

To address this, a meeting was held on Novermber 26, chaired by CM Smt Patel in Gandhinagar, in which ministers Nitinbhai Patel, Shankarbhai Chaudhary, secretaries of Health, Education, Law departments and Dr H L Trivedi were present. The decision to grant independent state university status was taken in this meeting.

While sharing details regarding this decision, State Health Minister Nitinbhai Patel said that this Kidney Hospital carries out 350-400 kidney transplantations, 40-50 lever transplantations, 250-300 stem-cell transplantations every year. Also, 50,000 kidney dialysis, check-up of over 1.5 lakh patients and 12-15 lakh lab tests are done at this hospital every month.

After State University status is granted to the existing institute-hospital, it will offer courses for PhD, DM, DNB, MD, dialysis, transplant specialization, pathology specialization, nurses, technicians and doctors for dialysis. Thus a decision to grant state university status to Kidney Institute will add more super specialty seats for medical studies.

This will be the first of its kind University in India that will provide latest medical services and treatment for transplantation of human organs. The formal approval of this will be granted by passing a bill the next session of Gujarat Assembly.

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