On a first of its kind in the union territory of Puducherry, a liver transplantation surgery was done at JIPMER. The operation was performed on 28th August 2017. JIPMER established the liver transplant facility after completing all the legal formalities. Equipments worth more than two crores were purchased by JIPMER for the liver transplant facility. JIPMER can perform liver transplantation regularly at the cost of less than Rupees five lakhs, which is one of the cheapest in the country. Patients have to spend 25-30 lakhs Rupees in corporate hospitals for liver transplantation. JIPMER became one of the few countable centers in the country which has a facility for multiorgan transplantation. The liver transplant clinic is conducted every week on Tuesday.
More than fifty patients are listed for liver transplantation, and seven have undergone deceased donor liver transplantation.