Bhubaneswar: Less than a month after the maiden cadaveric kidney transplant in Odisha at the SCB Medical College and Hospital, two more such operations were carried out successfully at two private hospitals in Bhubaneswar, last night.
The transplantations were conducted at Apollo Hospitals and AMRI Hospitals in the city. As per reports, one Suchitra Das (56) was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on February 23 while doctors treating the woman declared her ‘brain dead’ yesterday.
With the consent of family members of the woman to donate her organs, the hospital authorities initiated the process for cadaveric kidney transplant. While one kidney was transplanted on Jagannath Sura (55) of Chhatrapur in Ganjam district at Apollo Hospitals, another one was transplanted on 45-year-old Minati Samantaray of Berhampur at AMRI Hospitals.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appreciated the noble act of the donor family and wished the recipients’ quick recovery. He also directed to recognise the donation under SURAJ Award.