Organs’ failure causes two million deaths per year: Dr Rizvi

KARACHI: Chairman Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Dr Adeeb Rizvi, on Friday said that a single man can save 17 lives by donating his internal organs after his death but in Pakistan only five persons had donated their organs since 1980.

While addressing a book launching ceremony at Karachi Press Club (KPC), Dr Rizvi said that more than two million people die per year in Pakistan owing to failure of internal organs. He said that the failure of liver is a cause of Hepatitis C.

Chairman Roet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Chairman Shaikh Zaid Islamic Centre University of Karachi, Noor Ahmed Shahtaz, president KPC Fazil Jameeli and Secretary A.H Khanzada were also present on the occasion.

Talking on the occasion, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Reham appreciated the efforts of Dr Rizvi. He said that the schedule of Dr Rizvi is very busy, he has to travel across the province for many surgeries on regular basis. He demanded of the government to provide a helicopter to him so his ease transportation.

Mufti Muneeb-ur-Reham said that there is no ban on organs transplantation from the religious side, public should help Dr Rizvi in his mission.

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