A 24-year-old youth from Kolhapur was diagnosed with chronic renal disease and was undergoing renal dialysis for the last nine months. However, as his condition was not improving, he was referred to Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune for further management.
After a careful assessment, the doctors advised that he needed a renal transplant.
The patient’s father is a peon by profession, and his mother is a housewife. His mother volunteered, and without any hesitation donated her kidney.
The hospital administration performed the surgical procedure for free under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana.
Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean, Sassoon General Hospital, praised the efforts of his team, who worked hard for the success of the renal transplant. He also appealed to all willing donors and NGOs to donate to Sassoon General Hospitals’ Pune.
He informed that the donations made to the hospital would avail the income tax benefit under the 80 G scheme. And further added that a total of 18 renal transplant surgeries have been carried out at Sassoon General Hospital Pune and the present renal transplant was the 8th from a live donor.
Dr Chandanwale, said, “It is heartwarming that mother has done such an act of kindness. The mother gave him birth when he was actually born, and now she has given him rebirth.”
The kidney transplant team included Urosurgeon Dr Suresh Patankar, Dr Rajesh Shrotri, Dr Abhay Sadre, Dr Shashikala Sangale, Dr Niranjan Ambekar, Dr Sandeep Morkhandikar, Dr Dhanesh Kamerkar, Dr Harshad Toshniwal, Dr Shankar Mundhe, Dr Hrushikesh Kore and anaesthetist Dr Vidya Kelkar, and Dr Yogesh Gawali.