Human Organ Transplant Centre conducts 1,200 kidney transplants in 11 years

Bhaktapur, Feb 2: The Human Organ Transplant Centre under the Ministry of Health and Population has created a history by successfully conducting 1,200 kidney transplants in the last 11 years.

The Centre reached this mark after the kidney of a 34-year-old woman was transplanted on her 39-year-old husband on last Thursday, said Centre’s executive director and senior transplant surgeon Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha.

The Centre, established by the government in 2012, had first successfully transplanted kidney in 2016 with technical assistance from transplanted from South Korea. The Centre at preset has become self-reliant in organ transplant where the team of Nepali surgeons independently conduct transplant on the patients.

The Centre performs four liver transplants in four consecutive days in a week, said Dr Shrestha, adding that the Centre has conducted 18 liver transplant surgeries.

The Centre accounts for 80 per cent of the Nepal’s organ transplant and has achieved 99 per cent success in transplant, he claimed. (RSS)

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