Date: 3rd January, 2017, Kolkata

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, the leading destination for world-class healthcare in Eastern India has announced the success of the deceased donor kidney transplant that was undertaken on December 25, 2016. The recipient, Mr Bijay Kumar Bhoot, from Howrah, has recovered sufficiently, and is fit to be discharged from the Hospital.

Mr Bhoot was suffering from Stage V Chronic Kidney Disease, and was on Maintenance Haemodialysis under the guidance of Dr V. V. Lakshminarayan. The criticality of his condition was evident from the very high blood Creatinine level of 8 mg/dl, as was noted during late October, 2016. He was therefore a prime candidate for a transplant.

Dr Lakshminarayan, renal transplant surgeons Dr Vinay Mahendra, Dr J. B. Roy, and Dr T Mondal, and a team of anaesthesiologists under Dr Tanmoy Das, harvested a kidney from Suravi Barat, the 22 year-old brain dead donor,and transplanted it to Mr Bhoot on Christmas Day. After being kept under observation for about 8 days, and exhibiting marked signs of improvement during the period, the doctors at the Hospital have decided to let Mr Bhoot return home..

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rupali Basu, President and CEO ER, Apollo Hospitals Group, India, observed, “We are happy at the outcomes of the deceased donor transplant, and wish a long and health life for Mr Bhoot. A special note of gratitude is also due to the Health officials, Government of West Bengal, whose prompt support and guidance – in terms of such vital steps like rapid inspection, faster approvals and provision of a Green Corridor, has helped us deliver this successful outcome. And finally, we applaud the courage exhibited by Suravi’s family in overcoming associated social stigmata and consenting to the brave decision of deceased-donor organ transplant – a bold choice that will surely serve as beacon for progressive thought in the state and the region.”

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