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Pat for Stanley doctors

Well done: Health Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam interacting with the team of doctors that performed a liver transplant at Government Stanley Hospital, on Saturday. Principal Secretary Health V.K. Subburaj (right), is in the picture.

Well done: Health Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam interacting with the team of doctors that performed a liver transplant at Government Stanley Hospital, on Saturday. Principal Secretary Health V.K. Subburaj (right), is in the picture.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: M.Vedhan

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The government will consider providing incentives for government doctors working on challenging initiatives such as liver transplant operations which involve long hours of duty, Health Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam said here on Saturday.

Speaking at a meeting held to congratulate the team of doctors of Government Stanley Hospital that did a liver transplant procedure recently, he said, “The government will provide support to the hospital to perform such successful procedure in future.”

It would also recruit employees for meeting the requirement , he said. The government had spent Rs.5 lakh on the liver transplant. Without administrative help of the government, it would not have been possible, said R. Surendran, head, Surgical Gastroenterology, Government Stanley Hospital.

The completion of 5-bed cadaver maintenance facility and advanced liver transplant laboratory would help the hospital perform the procedure on more patients waiting for liver transplant. Such initiatives would help in the development of medical tourism, the Minister said.

Dr. Surendran said government hospitals could play a key role in the development of medical tourism. Principal Secretary Health V.K.Subburaj participated.

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