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Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar has successfully performed Odisha’s first ever cadaveric kidney transplantation

Date: 5 Feb 20

Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar performed the first ever cadaveric transplant in Odisha on February 4, 2020. The whole process of organ retrieval and transplantation was conducted by the team of Apollo Hospitals. The family of the donor was counselled regarding organ transplantation and it was their generosity that made them consent for donation. After a marathon surgery of six hours, the team of doctors in Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar successfully conducted the first cadaveric kidney transplant in the state of Odisha. The other kidney harvested by Apollo Hospitals was transported to SCB medical College & Hospital, Cuttack for transplantation.

The donated kidneys belonged to a 26-year-old girl from Ganjam, Odisha who was undergoing treatment in the ICU of Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar since 26th January 2020, for the injury sustained in a road accident. She was under the treatment of Dr. Amit Chanduka, Consultant - Neuro Surgery and was declared brain dead by the ICU team lead by Dr. Sharmili Sinha. After receiving consent from the family the administration at Apollo Hospitals informed SOTTO at SCB Medical College & Hospital on the February 3, 2020. Upon information, Nodal officer SOTTO Dr. C. R. Kar coordinated with the DMET Prof.(Dr.) C. B. K. Mohanty and Joint DMET, Prof (Dr.) Umakanta Satpathy to retrieve the organs.

After completing all the procedures as per theTransplant Act, the retrieval was started by Dr. Samirandas Adhikari, Sr. Consultant Urology and Dr. K. P. Satapathy, Sr. Consultant, Urology and team from Apollo Hospital with Dr. Sabyasachi Panda from SCB Medical College in presence of Prof.(Dr.) Datteswar Hota and Prof. (Dr.) Chittaranjan Kar. Once both the kidneys were retrieved, they were allocated to the patients in the waiting list of Apollo Hospital and SCB MCH prepared as per the NOTTO guideline by Dr. Rudrashis Samal, (Joint Director, SOTTO.) and approved by the Kidney Committee.

The transplant operation of a patient was undertaken by Dr. Samirandas Adhikari and his team at Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar. The Nephrology team of Apollo Hospitals Dr. Nishit Mohanty, and Dr. Bibekananda Panda were also present. Post-transplant the recipient is doing well.

Due to various difficulties which includes infrastructure, trained healthcare workers, lack of protocols in brain dead declaration etc, cadaver organ transplantation were not possible earlier. However, the role of SOTTO and State Government are worth commendable for their support in this endeavor, said Shri Sudhir M Diggikar, Central Region CEO (Odisha, Chhattisgarh & Andhra Pradesh) of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. Odisha Government is proactive and can play a lead role in creating awareness on organ transplantation, he added.

 

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