After the outbreak of pandemic, the world has witnessed countless difficulties and woes especially in the healthcare sector. Due to the fear of infection, the kidney transplant surgeries were not being held for long time. As per information, over 15 patients were suffering and battling for life due to the chronic kidney disease from the last eight months and waiting for the organ transplant. Amid this serious situation the patients have got ray of hope as the organ transplant surgeries will start again from next week while following all Covid-19 guidelines, said dean of Government Medical College and Hospital, Dr.Sajal Mitra. The first kidney transplant centre in government medical college and hospitals of department of medical education and research started at Super Speciality Hospital of Nagpur.
In February 2016, the successful surgery was performed on first patient through Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Yojana.Since then over 65 patients have undergone kidney transplant operation and got new lease of life. Dr.Mittra said that organ transplant will be done by following Covid-19 rules. The RTPCR tests of patient and organ donor will be done. They will be quarantined in special cell in Covid hospital after negative report is received. Dialysis facility will be available if required after the transplant surgery.