Guwahati (Assam ): An indigenous doctor for the first time in the history of Assam transplanted a kidney of another indigenous patient hailing from Bongaigaon district of the state at the well-known healthcare institution Dispur Hospitals and has joined the list of successful kidney transplantation centers in India.
Talking to South Asia Views , PRO of Dispur Hospitals, Ujjal Saika said the male recipient aged 32 years hails from Bongaigaon in western Assam, was offered a kidney by his mother with the same blood group and he was discharged after 13 days stay in the hospital after the operation. The serum creatinine of the patient was recorded at 1.3 at the time of discharge.
The procedure was carried out under the supervision of senior consultant urologist & transplant surgeon Dr PM Deka and consultant nephrologist & renal transplant physician Dr TA Choudhury at Dispur Hospital.
" What makes the the case more important is that perhaps for the first time a local doctor transplanted the kidney of a local patient using the infrastructure available locally . Usually majority of the super speciality health centres here have nephrologits coming from outside and conducting the surgeries. We are first to achieve this feat " added Saika.
It may be noted that kidney ailments across the globe have been ranked as the third most fatal disease after cancer and cardiac illness.
Nearly 100 million people die annually because of kidney diseases in the world.
In India, over 2.5 lakh people die with kidney diseases every year. The populous nation needs not less than 90,000 kidney transplants annually, where as it can afford only 5000 renal operations in around 70 official kidney transplant centers across the country.
“We congratulate the physicians involved in the complex surgical exercise that needs highly skilled consultants, resourceful technical staff with advanced technology, which is now available at our hospital. The healthy post-operation life of the recipient gives us a great satisfaction,” said Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, Managing Director of Dispur Hospital. He added that the hospital would continue renal transplantation at an affordable cost in future.
Speaking about the country’s kidney-health status, Dr Bardoloi revealed that India had been increasing the number of end-stage renal disease patients, when the kidneys start failing to remove excess waste and fluids from the human body compelling the patients to put on dialysis urgently. He also pointed out that high blood sugar and hypertension are two most common causes leading to kidney ailments.