Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation

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Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT)
Dewan Farooq Medical Complex
Geography
Location Near Civil Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Organisation
Hospital type Specialist and teaching
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1500
History
Founded 1970 by Prof Dr. Adibul Hasan Rizvi
Links
Website http://www.siut.org/

The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation ('SIUT')[1] is a dialysis & kidney transplant centre located in Pakistan.[2]

SIUT was founded by Dr. Adibul Hasan Rizvi and it is Pakistan's largest kidney disease center,[3] as well as Pakistan's largest public sector health organisation.[2] It began as a department of urology at the government-run Civil Hospital in 1970[4] and became autonomous in 1991.[2] 10-12 transplants are performed weekly,[2] and in 2003 doctors at SIUT performed Pakistan's first liver transplant.[4] In 2004, a child care unit was opened.[5]

All services provided by SIUT, including dialysis and transplantation, are provided free of cost.[2][4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About DMG". Dewan Mushtaq Group. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Shahzad, Rabeea. "Interview with Adib Rizvi". Daily Times. Media Times Ltd. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Prof Dr. Adibul Hasan Rizvi". www.siut.org. Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Ebrahim, Zofeen (23 December 2003). "Debate Reopened on Whether Organ Donations are Islamic". IPS News. Inter Press Service. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Siddiqui, Nizamuddin (16 February 2004). "KARACHI: Unit for children at SIUT set up". Dawn. Dawn Group of Newspapers. Archived from the original on 29 September 2004. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "KARACHI: Experts back ban on organ 'donation' to foreigners". Dawn. Dawn Group of Newspapers. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010. [dead link]

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