Cuttack: In what can be termed as a significant milestone in the history of Odisha’s healthcare services, the maiden cadaveric kidney transplant in the state was conducted at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here today.
According to reports, kidney of Priyanka Patra (22) of Digapahandi area in Ganjam district, who died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after sustaining critical injuries in a road accident, was brought from the capital city to SCB Hospital last night for transplantation as the family members of the deceased consented the organ donation.
A male patient of the hospital underwent the transplant operation which as carried out by a team of expert doctors. The surgery commenced around 5.15 am and concluded around 8.30 am this morning.
As many as five doctors led by Urology department professor Dr. Datteswar Hota performed the operation successfully. Worth mentioning, the Odisha Government had recently nodded for cadaveric transplantation in the state while the SCB Hospital was made the noal centre.