Medical Director, Milann
Milann becomes first hospital in India to get nod for uterus transplant
BENGALURU: Bengaluru based Milann, country's leading fertility centre, becomes the first hospital in India to receive permission for Uterus Transplant from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Milann has been given approval to conduct uterus transplant in two female patients and the procedure will be undertaken as a research project as per the ICMR guidelines.Research activities involving human participants in India is regulated by ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research) and DCGI (Drug Controller General of India). ICMR also has a committee that supervises human organ transplantation rules in India.
As per the committee's directive, a research protocol, consent forms, ethical reviews from two separate registered ethics committees were obtained by Milann, further to which the hospital was granted permission from ICMR to conduct the transplant.The minimum requisite of experience to carry out this procedure, as per the Human Organ Transplant Act, by a Clinical team is not available in any group outside the Swedish group. Milann also obtained permission from MCI (Medical council of India) for the participation of Swedish doctors for the procedure which is yet another mandatory requirement.Dr. Kamini Rao, Medical Director of Milann and a pioneer in the field of Reproductive Medicine said, "Good Clinical Practices are mandatory in the case of experimental procedures along with ethics committee review and approval of the protocols and consent forms, ensuring that rights of the patients are protected."According to Dr.