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AFMS mulls intestinal transplant facility

The armed forces have sought starting of intestinal transplant facility at a top defence hospital here, lack of which in the country has come into focus following the plight of the 23-year-old rape-victim who has now been shifted to Singapore for treatment. Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) have already applied with the government to start the facility in January, Director General AFMS Air Marshal D P Joshi told reporters here. Denying that the capital-based Research and Referral (R&R) hospital was approached for treatment of the victim, Joshi said no such facility exists in the country right now. ‘The team may come to inspect the R&R and we have adequately trained people who will do the needful,’ he said, while addressing the annual press conference of Army Medical Corps.
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