PUNE: A 24-year-old from Kolhapur got a new lease of life after his mother donated her kidney at the Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) recently.
The man was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Disease and was undergoing renal dialysis from the past nine months.
His father works as a peon while the mother is a housewife. As his condition was not improving, he was referred to Sassoon General Hospital for further management.
Careful assessment and investigations carried out at the hospital revealed that the patient needed a renal transplant.
His mother volunteered to be a kidney donor without any hesitation.
The hospital administration got the entire surgical procedure done free of cost under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, dean of SGH, praised the efforts of his team who worked hard for the success of the renal transplant.
“I want to appeal to all willing donors and NGOs to donate to Sassoon General Hospital. The donations made to the hospital would avail income tax benefit under 80 G scheme. A total of 18 renal transplant surgeries have been carried out at SGH this year and the present renal transplant was the 8th from a live donor,” said Chandanwale.
The kidney transplant team included urosurgeon Dr Suresh Patankar, Dr Rajesh Shrotri, Dr Abhay Sadre, Dr Shashikala Sangale, Dr Niranjan Ambekar, Dr Sandeep Morkhandikar, Dr Dhanesh Kamerkar, Dr Harshad Toshniwal, Dr Shankar Mundhe, Dr Hrushikesh Kore and anaesthetist Dr Vidya Kelkar and Dr Yogesh Gawali.
The nursing staff included Kavita Abhang, Farida Shaikh and Anita Dindal. Transplant coordinator Arjun Rathod helped a lot in the entire procedure.