Nagpur: The local Wockhardt Hospital, one of the pioneers in healthcare, achieved one more milestone by performing 100th kidney transplant successfully. The hospital has become the first in Vidarbha to achieve this feat.
The kidney transplant was done on a 63-year old male patient from Wardha. The organ was harvested from different hospital in the city. This was the 16th kidney transplant from a dead patient. This is another notable feat.
The Senior Consultant Urologist Dr Sanjay Kolte, expressing happiness over the milestone, said that Nagpur has two big government colleges and hospitals apart from a number of private hospitals. Harvesting a cadaver kidney on daily basis is nothing new here. However, we are lagging on a very vital aspect. Lack of reporting on brain dead patients and no information about such patients should be taken seriously. In the countries like America, cadaver transplant is done since 25 years. Today, there are only 10 percent live kidney transplant donors in India. Therefore, only 10 percent kidney transplants are carried out.
Senior Nephrologist Dr Sameer Chaube said that harvesting kidney from brain dead patient is difficult to some extent as we are short of time needed to carry out the required process. The Centre Head of Wockhardt Group in city K Sujatha said the international survival rate of patients after one year of kidney transplant is 60-65 percent. Whereas we have around 100 percent survival rate. The first kidney transplant in Wockhardt was done five years ago. At present, 2-3 kidney transplants are performed every month. The 100th kidney transplant was possible due to team work. We have applied for liver transplant facility. The permission could be procured in the next one or two months. The hospital is well-equipped to start the facility.
“We are the only hospital in city with accreditation by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals. The kidney transplant unit is one more step in bringing all latest available treatment facilities under one roof and providing quality services,” said K Sujatha, centre head of Wockhardt group in city.
Other doctors present on the occasion include Dr Jitendra Hazare, Dr Surojit Hazra, Dr Sarita Joglekar, Dr Rajkumar Titarmare, Dr Avantika Jaiswal, Dr Bhau Rajurkar, Dr Pravin Thakur, Dr Rajesh Gadhe, and Dr Suryashri Pande.