Today Online: A Poor Man's Predicament

May 05, 2010

Surgeon to set up 'satellite' clinics for more affordable liver transplants

by Jo-ann Huang

SINGAPORE - Liver disease is increasingly prevalent in Asia, especially in developing countries where poverty is commonplace and access to proper healthcare limited.

Dr K C Tan, consultant surgeon and chairman of the Asian Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplantation (ACLDT) based at Singapore's Gleneagles Hospital, is intending to change that by setting up "satellite" clinics in countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Mongolia.