Madhya Pradesh’s Medical Education Minister Vishvas Sarang informed on September 7, 2021 that for the first time kidney transplant has been conducted at Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal.
The entire process continued for three hours, and is the first kidney transplant in Madhya Pradesh, according to doctors.
During the Minister’s visit to the hospital, he met the patient and the team of doctors who performed the surgery.
The minister congratulated doctors for successfully carrying out the transplant in the government institute.
“I congratulate the team of doctors on the successful transplant,” the Minister said.
The rate of organ transplants including kidneys is quite low in India compared to western countries.
According to data presented by doctors of Noida’s Jaypee Hospitals, around 0.5 million people in India die every year from causes that could have been prevented by organ transplants and were not available to them.
According to the estimates, almost a quarter-million await a kidney transplant, but no more than 5 per cent can avail it.
Meanwhile, Dalbir Singh (name changed), 56 years old died in Delhi as he could not get a kidney in time.
He had an end-stage kidney ailment and made every effort to get the donor but all in vain.
He took several rounds of Delhi-AIIMS, Safdarjung, and other reputed private hospitals in the national capital and other states to get the kidney.
This is the reality of kidney donation in the country. Many patients die due to a lack of donors.