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Dr. H. S. Bhatya

Dr. H. S. Bhatyal

Advisor & Sr. Consultant
Urology, Andrology & Renal
Transplant
BLK Super Speciality
Hospital, New Delhi


Dr. Sunil Prakash

Dr. Sunil Prakash

Sr. Consultant & Director
Nephrology & Renal
Transplant Services
BLK Super Speciality
Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Pande

Director & Sr. Consultant
BLK Centre for Critical Care
BLK Super Speciality
Hospital, New Delhi


A Bond To Live For

BLK doctors perform Tanzania’s fi rst ever Kidney
Transplant

A team of experienced doctors from BLK Super Speciality Hospital in partnership with Muhimbili National Hospital at Dar Es Salaam performed the fi rst ever Kidney Transplantation in Tanzania. This is one of the most signifi cant milestones in Tanzania’s medical history.

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision that India will stand ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with the continent in its race towards a brighter future, BLK Super Speciality Hospital has been working towards knowledge sharing, transfer of skills and capacity building with the objective of building the African region as an advanced healthcare destination.

THE CASE

A 30-year old Tanzanian lady was suffering from end stage kidney disease and was on haemodialysis for over a year. Her only hope for survival without dialysis was a Kidney Transplant, something that has never ever been performed in her country. Luckily for her, she didn’t have to struggle to fi nd the donor as her 27-year old brother stepped up selfl essly to donate one of his kidneys to save her life. As BLK Super Speciality Hospital has been working with Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar Es Salaam, it decided to take up the herculean task of performing what would become the fi rst ever successful Kidney Transplant in Tanzania.

THE PROCEDURE

Led by Dr. H. S. Bhatyal, Advisor & Sr. Consultant, Urology, Andrology & Renal Transplant along with Dr. Sunil Prakash, Sr. Consultant & Director, Nephrology & Renal Transplant Services and supported by Dr. Rajesh Kumar Pande, Director & Sr. Consultant, Critical Care; Dr. Anil Handoo, Director, Lab Services and Dr. Manu Varshney, Associate Consultant, Anaesthesia from BLK Super Speciality Hospital and Dr. Jacqueline Shoo and Dr. Kisanga from the Nephrology Department at Muhimbili National Hospital, the painstaking task of the transplantation was conducted without any complication.

THE RESULT

Both the donor and the recipient recuperated well under supervision. After explaining the care that the recipient and the donor need to take and the importance of taking timely medicines, the brother and sister got discharged and both of them have now resumed their normal activities.

The Health Minister of Tanzania Ms. Ummi Mwalimu expressed that the success of this Kidney Transplant laid a noble foundation for the introduction of other organ transplantations in the country, bringing hope to a number of patients waiting for transplant operations in the African nation.