Pune hospital gears up to perform country’s third uterus transplant

The authorisation committee at government's Sassoon General Hospital in Pune gave the approval on Friday to the Galaxy Care Hospital. Accordingly, the third uterus transplant will be carried out on January 26

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  • After the first two successful uterus transplants in the country, Galaxy Care Hospital in Pune has acquire the permission to carry out third uterus transplant on Friday
  • As per the hospital management, the two women that were the first one in the country to undergo uterus transplant, will undergo embryo transplant in January or February this year. 

Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon hospital’s BJ medical college, said, “We have scrutinised the case and have given the approval today.”

Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, Director of Galaxy Care Hospital, who was leading the team for the country’s first uterus transplant, said, “We have got the third permission today. Soon, we will soon be applying for the fourth case that we plan to do immediately after the third transplant. Also, both the patients that we operated around six months back are doing well and will undergo uterus transplant, either in the last week of January or in the month of February.”

The third woman who has got the permission belongs from Karnataka and her mother has agreed to donate her uterus. “It’s been five years that this woman is married and she doesn’t have uterus since birth. Her mother was not getting her menses, since last two years. But, with medicine which we have been giving since the last six months, she has started menstruating. We have already retrieved the woman’s egg and she will undergo transplant on January 26.”

The Sassoon Hospital committee interviewed the patient, donor and the family and then granted the permission on Friday.  The Galaxy Care Hospital informed that there are around 450 women on the waiting list who are potential women to undergo uterus transplant.