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Lucknow's KGMU conducts more than 1000 corneal transplants in 10 months!

One of Lucknow's most prominent medical centres, the King George's Medical University (KGMU) has crossed the 1000-mark in corneal transplant this year. Despite facing challenges due to the ongoing COVID crisis, the eye bank of KGMU, run under the ophthalmology department has conducted 1,035 transplants in the last ten months. With this, the doctors successfully managed to provide eyesight to over 1,000 visually-impaired people.

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Lucknow's KGMU to soon introduce cashless transactions!

King George Medical University in Lucknow will soon roll out the facility of cashless transactions in a bid to streamline its payment system. As per reports, a single deposit card will be issued for all patients, which will save them from the hassle of making multiple payments at different counters. The card will instantly be generated after the payment has been made and once the treatment is complete, any unused amount will duly be returned to the cardholder.

"If the cashless system is implemented, payments will not have to be made at every counter. Instead, a one-time payment will be done on the patient's ID. After that money will be deducted from this and then it will not bother the attendants", said Dr. Sudhir Singh KGMU spokesperson.

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COVID testing to mark a 50% hike at Lucknow's KGMU with the launch of 'high throughput lab'

In an attempt to augment the city's COVID testing capacity, a 'high throughput lab' has been launched at the King George Medical University in Lucknow. Instituted at the Department of Microbiology of the varsity, the new centre will help in boosting the daily testing numbers to 1.5 times their present value. As per reports, the latest intervention is driven by an increase in the count of RT-PCR testing machines and RNA extraction devices.

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Lucknow's KGMU successfully conducts first liver transplant surgery since COVID outbreak

King George's Medical University in Lucknow successfully conducted its first liver transplant surgery amid the pandemic. The patient, a 43-year-old man, completed a month of post-operation recovery here and was discharged on Tuesday. As per reports, the surgery which costs between ₹30-40 lakh was provided almost free of cost and was performed at the time of a severe resource crunch.

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