Surgeons at Gandhi Hospital have successfully transplanted a kidney to 10-year-old P. Jayanth from the boy’s 28-year-old mother P. Usha. The boy had been suffering from an end-state kidney ailment.
While kidney transplant procedures among children were well-developed at Osmania General Hospital (OGH), this is the first time that surgeons of Gandhi Hospital surgeons have pulled-off a paediatric kidney transplant.
“The transplantation was done on Monday, April 7. So far, both mother and son have done remarkably well. We are hoping to discharge Jayanth in few days from now,” said Rajendra Prasad, Head of Nephrology at Gandhi Hospital.
While this is the first paediatric kidney transplant at Gandhi Hospital, the surgical team at OGH so far have conducted nearly 11 paediatric surgeries. Gandhi Hospital doctors said the necessary infrastructure and medical protocols are now in place to conduct similar surgeries in the future.
“The public should realise that free paediatric kidney transplants are now a possibility at Gandhi Hospital,” said hospital Superintendent M. Chandrashekar. The doctors said special care is needed to be given for children who are undergoing transplantation. As he suffered from an end-stage kidney ailment, Jayanth was on dialysis for the past four months at Gandhi Hospital.