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COAS Visits Army Liver Transplant Unit

General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Army Liver Transplant Unit (ALTU) in Rawalpindi on October 24, 2016. During the visit, General Raheel Sharif was given detailed briefing about the state-of-the-art medical facilities established at the institute. Chief of Army Staff visited different departments of the institute and spent time with patients and inquired about their well being. Appreciating doctors and paramedical staff of the institute, COAS commended their commitment and dedication for establishing such a facility and best medical care being extended to the patients.

ALTU is the first liver transplant program introduced in Pakistan Armed Forces, and third in the country which is being developed as National Multi-organ Transplant Centre. 260 successful hepato-pancreato-biliary (liver related) and six successful live liver transplant surgeries have been performed so far in consultation/collaboration with University Hospital Birmingham, UK.

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