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Apollo Hospitals, Nashik successfully performed its first Renal Transplant Surgery through a Green Corridor

Date: 28 Sep 16

A team of highly qualified surgeons, nephrologists and support staff performed the surgery on 28 Sep 2016. The organ for the patient was retrieved from a 'Brain dead' patient at Pune and transported to Nashik under controlled environment, after being assigned by Zonal transplant coordination committee (ZTCC). To reduce the time of ischemia, traffic police, Nashik created a 'Green corridor', so that transportation time could be reduced and organ could reach the patient at the earliest, which is crucial in any successful transplant.

The team consisted of transplant surgeons Dr Pravin Goverdhane, Dr Kishore Wani, Dr Abhay Singh Walia and Dr Nandan Vileker, Nephrologist Dr Mohan Patel and Dr Prakash Ugale, transplant coordinator Mr Bhushan Patil and other nursing and paramedical staff under supervision of Medical Superintendent, Dr Dilip Patil.

The Patient, Dr Rohini Desle, who was on dialysis for a long time was kept under constant monitoring in the Transplant Unit and thereafter shifted to ward. She would not require dialysis any longer and can lead a normal life.

Maj Gen (Dr) Vijay Saraswat, Chief Operating Officer, informed that Apollo hospitals have been the pioneer in driving transplant program in the private sector and have performed over 16,000 renal transplants and over 2600 Liver transplants across the country. Apollo hospital, Nashik, was granted permission for Renal Transplant in June 2016. This is the first hospital in Maharashtra, among the group to have this facility. He also stated that Apollo Hospitals will shortly start 'Live related donor transplant', and arrange awareness program for public along with ZTCC. He reiterated that Apollo Hospitals is thankful to Traffic Police department for creating green corridor and will work with them to improve on timings.


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