Sahyadri Hospital, Pune, felicitated two Mumbaikars, and Liver Champions, and appreciated their fight against life-threatening liver disease. These two recognised as Radhika Sachdev, a well-known columnist, and marketing professional, Pranav Kannani.
The felicitation programme was organised at Apex Multispeciality Hospital, Borivali (E), and in the presence of Dr Manish Pathak, a Transplant Anaesthetist, Dr Shailesh Sable, a Liver Transplant Surgeon, Sahyadri Hospitals, and Dr Vrajesh, and Sangeeta Shah, Directors of Apex Multispecialty Hospital.
Sharing her experiences, Liver Champion, Radhika Sachdev, said, “My entire family has a donor card, and I never thought, I would be in the line of recipients one day. When we go through such situations, we release how crucial our organs are, as they can give a new lease of life to many. We should, therefore, never waste our organs, and plan things the way we do in succession planning.”
She added, “My health was deteriorating before the transplant, and I told the doctors that if I need ventilator don’t keep it beyond two days. I had seen my mother on the ventilator for 17 days, and the pain she had gone through. However, that time, I could not ask the doctors to remove it. I underwent a successful transplant at Sahyadri Hospitals, Pune, to live a beautiful life once again. I have penned down my experiences in my book — Second Go.”
While, Liver Champion, Pranav Kannani, said, “Around three years ago, I underwent a liver transplant at Sahyadri Hospitals, Pune.”
Sharing his views, Transplant Anaesthetist, Dr Pathak, said, “Liver diseases have become common in India, which is a serious concern. The reason for this is the changing lifestyle, eating habits, and addiction. Liver diseases, today, have become common even amongst people from rural areas and those staying on the outskirts of the city.
He added, “Early detection of liver problems and the right treatment can help save many lives, and awareness about this is significant. Understanding this, Sahyadri Hospitals is organising liver check-up camps in various cities since May, and will continue them till July 19.”