Tribune News Service
Shimla, August 12
Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) and Hospital today termed the kidney transplant performed on two patients for the first time in the state successful. The surgeries were performed by a joint team of doctors, led by Dr Virender Bansal, chief transplant surgeon from AIIMS, Delhi, on Monday. After the initial success, Dr Janak Raj, Medical Superintendent, IGMC, told The Tribune that they had planned three more renal transplants in September.
Though it may take the IGMC a year to perform it on its own, it has brought a big relief to kidney patients who otherwise had to go to the PGI or AIIMS, said IGMC doctors.
All four patients - two donors and two recipients - were recuperating and responding well to the post-transplant treatment. The patients had to take medicine lifelong, but they could lead a normal life, he added.
Dr Janak Raj said a 54-year-old mother from Kotli Mandi donated her kidney to her 31-year old son. In the second case, a 57-year-old father from Rohru donated his kidney to his 41-year-old daughter.
The joint team had Dr Virender Bansal, Dr Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal, nephrologist, and Dr Raageshwari Subramanyam, head of the department of anaesthesia, AIIMS. Two nephrologists, two urologists and Dr Surinder Singh Sodi, head, anaesthesia department from the IGMC, also participated in the surgeries.
The cost of the kidney transplant was Rs 7 lakh, but the IGMC bore the cost in both cases as it was a promotional offer, said Dr Janak Raj. “We will have three more transplants in September as well and we thank Dr Sudhir Mehta, head of cardiothoracic department, for his assistance”, he added.
He said AIIMS would continue to assist the IGMC for a year. The patients need not go out now.
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