22nd October 2014, Inauguration ceremony of “Abdul Sattar Edhi and Bilquis Edhi Transplant Operation Theatre Complex” was held at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) today. The complex has been built with the generous support of Edhi family. The complex is a dedicated and purpose built facility exclusively for performing living and deceased organ transplantation surgeries.
Abdul Sattar Edhi and Bilquis Edhi Transplant operation theatre complex comprises of 5 operating rooms, 6 bedded ICU and recovery, patient holding area, and a central sterile supply department (CSSD). The complex has been equipped with state of art Laminar Air Flow System recommended for transplantation surgery ensuring sterility and hygiene of the internal environment of the theatre.
On this occasion world renowned social workers and great humanitarians Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi, Mrs. Bilquis Edhi and their son Mr. Faisal Edhi were the guests of honour.
Prof. Adibul Hasan Rizvi Director SIUT in his welcome address highly appreciated and lauded this benevolent gesture of Edhi family’s support of building this state of the art surgical theatre complex. He said that the complex shall be of immense value and benefit to the kidney failure population of the country providing perpetual source of a most modern and high tech transplantation surgical facility for which SIUT is most grateful. Referring to the recent dacoity incident at the Edhi Foundation, Dr. Rizvi said that it reflected the pathetic and deplorable prevailing societal values that even people like Edhi Sahab have also not been spared from such nefarious activities. He said nowadays whole society is in a fragmented and degenerated state. Human values are frequently violated without any fear. In these circumstances, few people like Mr. and Mrs. Edhi shine like beacons who have selflessly dedicated their entire lives for uplifting humanity. They have taken community work, social welfare services and compassion to a newer level.
Maulana Edhi said in his entire life he has served humanity without any discrimination of cast, colour, creed, ethnicity, language or religion. He was optimistic that this O.T complex will be of help to thousands of needy and ailing patients who will get their transplant done free and with dignity. Mrs. Bilquis Edhi and Mr. Faisal Edhi also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier Prof. Manzoor Hussain gave an overview of the facility with the help of video presentation.