Moldovan PM visited hospital, where the first hepatic transplant in Moldova was performed

Prime Minister Vlad Filat on February 22, 2013 paid a working visit to the republican clinical hospital, where he discussed the way the doctors were performing their first hepatic transplant in Moldova, the government’s communication and media relations department has reported.

The head of the surgical chair, Vladimir Hotineanu, who was also part of the surgeons’ team, emphasized that the operation was developing rather well, without complications.

For his part, Filat asked to be informed about the results of the surgery.

”We talk about people’s life. This is a very important exercise for us, the first transplant procedure performed in Moldova,” Filat said.

The surgery was led by the head of the surgery and hepatic transplant clinic within the Bucharest-based Fundeni hospital, Romanian surgeon Irinel Popescu.

”It is an important step for Moldova. We hope to have a nice and fruitful cooperation in the future,” Popescu said.

On 22 February, a 53-year-old woman from Hincesti district was transplanted a part of the liver of her 28-year-old son. The surgery was performed by an eight-person medical-surgical unit in premiere for Moldova.

Adapted from: MOLDPRES