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Guwahati Medical College performs first successful cadaver kidney transplant

June 22, 2024 5:04 PM IST

The Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has successfully completed its first cadaver kidney transplant.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also the Health Minister, announced on Saturday that after the family members of a brain-dead patient donated the patient’s kidneys, a team of expert doctors at GMCH successfully transplanted the kidneys to two other patients.

“We are very thankful to the family members of the brain-dead patient. The expert doctors at GMCH successfully performed the first kidney transplant in Guwahati and North East India. The kidneys were transplanted to two other patients. If we start a culture of donating kidneys from brain-dead patients, it will save the lives of many people,” CM Sarma said.

He further added, “We will also try to conduct a liver transplant in Guwahati.”

The Chief Minister also mentioned that the GMCH doctors successfully facilitated the birth of a child through IVF.

“The GMCH doctors transplanted embryos in 36 women, resulting in 8 pregnancies and one cesarean birth. At GMCH, the cost of IVF is around Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh. Additionally, 28 bone marrow transplants have been performed at GMCH,” Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma stated.

He also noted that more than 53,000 patients have benefited from PM schemes at GMCH.

On Saturday, the Chief Minister reviewed the progress of works at GMCH.

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