The family hails from Malborgaon village in Kinvat taluka of Nanded district. The recipient (22) had been suffering from renal failure for the last seven years.
“He was diagnosed with kidney failure in a mega health check-up camp held in Kinvat. He was advised kidney transplant. However, the surgery was unaffordable to him at private hospitals and hence he kept on avoiding it. Meanwhile, he underwent dialysis sessions at a government hospital in Nanded,” Harish Tatiya, a medical expert at the Sassoon hospital, said.
Dr Ajay Chandanwale, senior spine surgeon and Sassoon Hospital dean, said, “The surgery was successful. The donor as well as the recipient are stable. We did the living donor kidney transplant under the state government’s Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana. Therefore, the transplant didn’t cost the family anything. Otherwise, people have to pay Rs 10-15 lakhs at a private hospital for such a procedure.”
Nephrologists Dr Abhay Sadre, Dr Niranjan Ambekar, Dr Amit Bhangale, urologists Dr Suresh Patankar and Dr Sachin Bhujbal, anesthetists Dr Maya Jamkar and Dr Yogesh Gavali with vascular surgeon Dr Dhanesh Kamerkar carried out the surgery.