Liver Disease burden immense in state of Punjab
Author(s): City Air NewsLudhiana, March 5, 2017: Liver Disease burden is immense in the state of Punjab. Although exact disease statistics are not available in Punjab, an estimated 300 liver transplants are required per year in Punjab...
Ludhiana, March 5, 2017: Liver Disease burden is immense in the state of Punjab. Although exact disease statistics are not available in Punjab, an estimated 300 liver transplants are required per year in Punjab state alone. In view of the the present scenario, DMCH has recently widened its scope of services offered by Liver Transplant Unit of DMCH by recently appointing Dr Punit Singla as Specialist Liver Surgeon who will be accompanying Dr HRS Grin, who has already been working in Liver Transplant Unit.Dr Singla is a graduate of DMCH Ludhiana, who completed his post-graduation in General Surgery from Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner in Rajasthan. He was trained in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, followed by Liver Transplantation fellowship from Medanta Medicity Hospital Gurgaon. Dr Punit Singla has many international and national publications and chapters in GI surgery books to his credit. Dr Punit's main field of interest is in liver transplant with safe donor surgeries.
According to Secretary of DMCH Managing Society-Sh Prem Kumar Gupta, Liver Transplant Unit at DMCH is well-equipped with the most modern facilities and carries out almost all major surgeries pertaining to liver resection and transplantation. All specialist liver surgeons, gastroenterologists, anaesthesiologists, radiologists and ICU specialists, work as a dedicated team for providing comprehensive liver care under one roof.
Dr HRS Girn has already been working in Liver Transplant Unit since its starting in the beginning of year 2015, who after completing his graduation and went to UK for surgical training and specialisation. Dr Girn finished his general surgical training under the auspices of Yorkshire School of Surgery and was awarded MRCS (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) in 2005.