July 24, 2024

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Gauhati Medical College Hospital successfully completes its first cadaver kidney transplant

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Guwahati: Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) has successfully completed its first cadaver kidney transplant and GMCH is also planning liver transplants.

The GMCH is the only hospital in the northeast to have an in-house transplant team to conduct deceased kidney transplant.

Assam’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) has successfully completed its first cadaver kidney transplant and GMCH is also planning liver transplants and seen success in its IVF centre.

CM Sarma declared ” For the first time, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital has done the cadaver kidney transplant “.

Sarma elaborated on the procedure, explaining, “The two kidneys were taken from a brain-dead patient and were transplanted into two patients. Parag Gogoi, a resident of Guwahati, was declared brain-dead, and his family generously donated his kidneys to GMCH. These kidneys were then successfully transplanted into two patients. Today, both came to have their stitches removed at GMCH, and we have met them. Both are doing well. The successful surgery was completed by Dr. Shashanka Baruah, Dr. Pushkar Bagchi, and Dr. Manjuri Sarma.”

The Chief Minister emphasized the importance of organ donation, urging, “With this success, I request the people of Assam to consider the donation of kidneys from brain-dead patients to save lives. By fostering a culture of organ donation, we can make cadaver kidney transplants a common practice in Assam.”Sarma highlighted GMCH’s efforts to assist couples struggling with infertility. “The GMC has started helping couples through the in vitro fertilization (IVF) center. The IVF wing has successfully given birth to a child through embryo transplantation. Currently, eight women are pregnant, and embryo transplants have been done on 38 women. The cost of IVF at GMCH is lower than at private medical facilities, with expenditures ranging from 75 thousand to 1 lakh.”Sarma recently carried out a reshuffle in some departments following the minister Parimal Parimal Suklabaidya winning the recently held Lok Sabha polls from Silchar.

Sarma has taken over the Health and Family Welfare Department from Keshav Mahanta. Mahanta, who previously handled the health portfolio, has now been entrusted with additional responsibilities. Sarma was handling health during the 2016 to 2021.

Mahanta will oversee the Transport, Excise and Fisheries departments. These departments were under Parimal Suklabaidya.

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