Shifa Reaches milestone of 1000 Liver Transplants in Pakistan
Shifa International Hospital Islamabad has achieved a landmark in the country’s medical history by becoming Pakistan’s first-ever hospital to complete 1000 living donor liver transplants recently.
The first-ever liver transplant was performed in Shifa on a 12-year-old patient on 30th April 2012. Since then, the transplant program has transformed the lives of hundreds of children and adults throughout Pakistan by becoming a beacon of hope & healing for them.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Zeeshan Bin Ishtiaque (Chief Medical Officer), Mr. Taimoor Shah (Chief Operating Officer) lauded the whole multidisciplinary team for their integrated efforts to make this dream come true. The core team of Consultant Liver Transplant Surgeons; Dr. Haseeb Haider Zia, Dr.Nusrat Yar Khan, and Dr. Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti termed this success a result of rigorous and dedicated team efforts which enabled them to provide such a complex and advanced surgical treatment to the people of Pakistan with a success rate comparable to international standards. The team further mentioned that it is truly a national program which is treating patients coming from all over the country and far-flung areas.
Shifa International Hospital Islamabad is the pioneering and longest-running liver transplant center in the country which houses Pakistan’s largest liver transplant team providing quality and integrated care under one roof. The provision of Liver Transplantation services in Pakistan is benefiting people who previously had no choice but to travel out of the country to get treated.