Kolkata records second organ donation in six days
The surgery to transplant Aditi Sinha’s liver on Chandi Charan Ghosh, 52, a resident of Nadia district, started at 5 am on Thursday at state-run SSKM Hospital and continued for more than seven hours.
Kolkata recorded the second organ donation in six days when the liver and kidneys of Aditi Sinha, a 57-year-old woman declared brain dead at Apollo Hospital, were donated to three recipients on Thursday.
On August 18, the kidneys and liver of 15-year-old Mallika Majumdar were transplanted on three patients in the city, making her the youngest organ donor in Bengal. A cornea and part of her skin were also grafted on two patients.
The surgery to transplant Sinha’s liver on Chandi Charan Ghosh, 52, a resident of Nadia district, started at 5 am on Thursday at state-run SSKM Hospital and continued for more than seven hours.
One of the kidneys was transplanted on Kolkata resident Usha Parekh, who is around 58, in Apollo Hospital.
The second surgery to transplant the second kidney also took place at SSKM Hospital.
Aditi Sinha’s heart could not be used because it had a couple of blocks, doctors told the media.
“This is the second transplant at Apollo this month. It is a positive sign that efforts in promoting and facilitating organ transplants is bearing fruit,” said Rana Dasgupta, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital.
The two organs of Aditi Sinha were brought to SSKM Hospital by creating a green channel on designated roads with the help of Kolkata Police in the wee hours of Thursday.
“We are waiting with extreme anxiety. Our entire family would be grateful to the Sinhas as long as we live,” said a relative of Chandi Charan Ghosh.
Incidentally, Moumita Chakraborty, 24, the patient who received one of the kidneys of Mallika Majumdar on August 18 died two days later.
But Ajay Ramakant, 44, who was flown in from Hyderabad for liver transplant and underwent a five-hour surgery, and Sanjib Das, a resident of Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, are both recovering.
On May 21, the first heart transplant in Kolkata was successfully carried out at Fortis Hospitals when the organ of a man was brought from Bengaluru and given to 39-year-old Dilchand Singh, a school teacher from Jharkhand.
First Published: Aug 23, 2018 16:56:20