The 51-year-old husband has donated a kidney for his wife. Photo courtesy: Dr. Bharat Khatri
July 9, Pokhara. Kidney transplantation has been successful for the first time in the Western Regional Hospital under Pokhara Health Science Academy. A team of doctors from Kathmandu and Pokhara has successfully performed a kidney transplant on a 50-year-old woman.
The 50-year-old woman from Kaski was suffering from five kidney ailments and was undergoing dialysis at the Pokhara Institute of Health Sciences, said director Bharat Khatri.
“We have been preparing for the kidney transplant since last July. The Human Organ Transplant Center Bhaktapur was providing assistance. After endless efforts, we managed to get a kidney transplant for the first time in Pokhara, ‘said director Khatri to online news.
More than 30 people have been undergoing dialysis in the institute daily. Director Khatri is confident that the citizens of Gandaki area will be freed from the obligation of going to Kathmandu for kidney transplant. Khatri informed that regular kidney transplants will be done in Pokhara now.
“Today is a historic day. Now special medical services have been added for the citizens of the area, ‘said Khatri.’ The doctors are to be thanked for making the transplant a success. ‘
Dr. Bhaktapur. Pukar Chandra Shrestha’s team and Dr. Pokhara. Prakash Kshetri, Dr. Anup Chapagain Dr. Maya Lama, Dr. Juju Shrestha, Dr. Amrit KC’s team has performed a kidney transplant. The transplant was successful after taking 5 hours and the patient will be kept in the hospital for at least 5 days for treatment, said Director Khatri.
An operation theater has been built in the new building constructed at the hospital and successful kidney transplant has been done in the same building.
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