Shimla | TNR
Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla, has restarted kidney transplant surgeries after a gap of over two years, since the onset of Covid-19.
The operations were done by a team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi. Transplants were successfully done on two patients on Monday.
Fathers donated kidneys
The first transplant was done on 28-year-old Vinod Kumar of Chamba. He was taken to the operation theatre at 7.15 am and kept under observation for a long time after the operation. The donor was Vinod Kumar’s father Shankar Singh.
The second transplant was done on 33-year-old Baldev of Gawalpur village of Karsol. The donor, in this case, was his father Mansingh.
AIIMS specialist Dr VK Bansal and his team claimed that both transplants, during which doctors of the IGMC were also present, were successful.
So far, five kidney transplants have been done at IGMC but had to be halted for two and a half years due to the pandemic.
The first kidney transplant was done on August 12, 2019. With this facility resuming at the IGMC, patients from the state now need not go to Chandigarh or Delhi for transplants.