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Infant undergoes liver transplant in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A six-month-old girl suffering from biliary atresia – a rare disease of liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants – underwent a successful liver transplant at a private hospital in Delhi, authorities said.
The girl weighed 4.6 kgs at the time of the transplant and a tube was put in through her nose to supplement feeds and achieve nutritional rehabilitation for the process, the hospital said.
The patient’s mother donated a part of her liver to the child, it said.
Founder Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group Prathap C Reddy said India is emerging as a “leader” in organ transplantation, which is an act of human kindness and “extraordinary” medical achievement.
“One of the world’s leading transplant programs has been established at the Apollo, with finest infrastructure, technology and medical expertise,” he said.
The private hospitals group has announced the successful completion of 500 pediatric liver transplants on Monday.
The hospital’s liver transplant programme has a success rate of over 90 per cent in pediatric liver transplantation, while the first successful pediatric liver transplant was done in 1998, they said.
The programme offers a host of services which include Management of Liver Disease, Management of Kidney Disease, Liver and Kidney Transplantation, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Intestinal, Pancreas and GI Transplant Surgeries and Pediatric Transplant Services.
The hospitals group receives liver transplant patients from over 50 countries including Philippines, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Pakistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka, CIS and Myanmar.
(With PTI inputs)





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