Nagpur: You have not lived until you do something for some unknown person who cannot repay you. Maddru Sreenivasulu’s family will be remembered for their noble gesture which will help in saving some lives.
Madduru Sreenivasulu a 47-year-old Civil Contractor owner of a construction company and resident of Nellore suffered a stroke at Bhandara and was shifted to Neuron Hospital on Nov 19. He was operated upon same day. Since he was brain dead, the family on the basis of counselling done by Neuro-Surgeon Dr Chandrashekhar Pakhmode volunteered to donate his kidneys and liver. Dr Shiv Narayan Acharya, Transplant Convener of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and ZTCC Office were informed and the patient was shifted to OCHRI on Dec 2 at 11.15pm. Dr. Shivam Puniyani, on duty at OCHRI Intensivist accepted the patient and put him on protocol for maintaining brain dead potential organ donor. After performing all essential confirmatory test at OCHRI as laid down by government’s standard protocol the team of government approved brain dead certification specialists Dr. Devayani Buche, Dr Vishwas Dashputra and Dr Vasant Dangra; he was certified as Brain Stem dead status.
Dr. S.J. Acharya, Nephrologist and Transplant Advisor and Manjiri Damle, Transplant Coordinator-OCHRI completed all necessary formalities and Nagpur ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee) reached out to recipients as per waiting list. Mumbai Global Hospital & MGM Aurangabad team reached OCHRI by 7.30 pm on Dec 3 for liver retrieval. But around 10pm the condition of the Aurangabad patient deteriorated and hence Nagpur ZTCC reached out to other hospitals. As per SOTTO list it was learnt that Wockhardt, Mumbai had one potential recipient ready so the liver was subsequently retrieved by Global Hospital- MGM Aurangabad team at 12 midnight. It was transported in OCHRI ambulance to airport to be airlifted by chartered flight at 12.45 am for the patient in Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai. Kidneys were retrieved after liver retrieval as per norms and one kidney transplant surgery was done at OCHRI by transplant team Dr Suhas Salpekar, Dr Rajesh Soni, Dr Sandeep Deshmukh and Dr Rohit Gupta supported by Dr S J Acharya, Transplant Physician. Dr Smita Harkare, Dr Neeta Deshpande, Dr Anita Pande and Dr Sweety Pasari provided the anaesthesia services and Dr Kavita Dhurvey assisted the retrieval and transplant team during the surgery. This was 112th Kidney transplant surgery of OCHRI.
This cadaveric kidney donation brought new ray of life for three families as both the kidneys were given to two needy patients and liver to one. The family had refused eye and skin donation and his Heart could not be retrieved due to a valvular condition. One kidney went to a 26 year-old male at OCHRI and the other kidney was transported to Care Hospital for transplant to 47 year-old female as per ZTCC waiting list. ZTCC formalities were coordinated by Dr Ravi Wankhede under leadership of Dr Vibhavari Dani, ZTCC President. Veena Wathore, Social Worker appointed by ROTTO & SOTTO for Nagpur ZTCC coordinated the official formalities.
Ravindra Pardesi, DCP- Traffic and Gyaneshwar Patil, PI Incharge- Bajaj Nagar Police station Bajaj Nagar were duly informed by Dr Anup Marar in evening and team of Traffic Police officials led by Bhandarkar- Senior PI, Tathod- PI and Raghuvanshi-PI assured to coordinate the green corridor arrangement for early transport of organs from OCHRI to Airport but since it was got quite late by 12 midnight The green corridor arrangement was not needed. Sunil Sure coordinated the transport arrangements while Satish Ganvir drove the ambulance carrying liver to airport. As per request of relatives, OCHRI had also pro-actively arranged for the body to be transported in an ambulance run by Rashid to Nellore.
On this occasion, Dr. Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, said that “This is a fine example of generosity, and a great human spirit. The family’s gesture demonstrates that there is a latent desire in everyone to “make a difference”. He also added that the 11th cadaveric donation at OCHRI demonstrates the exemplary coordination existing between ZTCC, Private hospital, Public and Police to promote Deceased Donor Organ donation programme in Nagpur city.
At OCHRI, Dr Ashish Shukla, Dr Ganesh Bure, Dr Rani Lakhe, Dr Roshan Jawdekar, Dr Santosh Gadge, Dr Neha Agarwal, Dr Shivam Puniyani- Intensivists, Sr Preethy, Sr Sindhu, Sr Ambika along with nursing and paramedical staff of OCHRI Transplant unit are taking care of the recipient under supervision of Dr Shivnarayan Acharya, Nephrologist.
Sanjana Meshram, Vaishali Mastkar and Priya, OCHRI PRO’s worked hard for the success of this initiative under supervision of Manjiri Damle, OCHRI Transplant Coordinator. Dr Vaishali Khandait, Nagpur IMA President has conveyed her wishes to all those who were unwearyingly involved in realising the dream of Sreenivasulu family.