Milann becomes first hospital in India to get nod for uterus transplant
Bengaluru-based Milann, country's leading fertility centre, has become the first hospital in India to receive permission for uterus transplant from the ICMR.
Milann has been given approval to conduct uterus transplant on two female patients and the procedure will be undertaken as a research project as per the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines. ICMR also has a committee that supervises human organ transplantation rules in India. As per the committee's directive, a research protocol, consent forms and ethical reviews from two separate registered ethics committees were obtained by Milann after which the hospital was granted permission from the ICMR to conduct the transplant.
The minimum requirement in experience to carry out this procedure, as per the Human Organ Transplant Act, by a clinical team is not available in any group outside a Swedish group. Milann also obtained permission from the Medical council of India for the participation of Swedish doctors for the procedure which is yet another mandatory requirement.