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The little girl who donated her liver to me now lives inside me!

It was an emotional moment for three people recently when they came together at the New Era Hospital situated at Quetta Colony Nagpur. All of three of them hail from different parts of the country, however, there was one thing, which was common between all of them ? Lives of all these three people were saved because of a liver transplant surgery they underwent at the hospital.

In what can be called as a first in the Vidarbha region, Nagpur’s New Era Hospital recently conducted three successful liver transplants within just five days. The patients who received organs and underwent successful operations were Preeti Khanna (40, Female, Delhi), Omprakash Singh (65, Male, Kolkata), Chandrashekhar Moundekar (45, Male, Nagpur).

When Nation Next spoke to one of the recipients of the organ, he was literally in tears. Moundekar, said, I’m really thankful to the little girl who donated her liver to me. I feel that, now, she lives inside me! Donating organs can be really helpful for somebody. In the future, if I can, I would want to donate my organs to someone needy. The other two patients too shared the same sentiment about the concept of organ donation.

Expressing happiness over the transplants, one of the directors of the hospital Dr Anand Sancheti (Cardiac and Heart Transplant surgeon), said, I am very thankful to the family members of the donors for coming forward to help in the transplant and spreading awareness about organ donation in the process. I’m also thankful to ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Center) for helping to make the transplant successful.

Terming it as an achievement, Dr Nilesh Agrawal (Neuro and Spinal surgeon), said, It is the first time in Vidarbha that the transplant of three livers was successfully conducted in five days. It was really challenging to transplant the liver of a small child into an adults body, but we could successfully do it. The donors age is reported to be the lowest in Maharashtra, which is another achievement for us.

Organ transplant is a complicated process and requires timely operations. Informing about the process of the transplant, Dr Sancheti added, It takes around 12 hours for the complete surgery, which includes two procedures – to retrieve the liver from the donor and to transplant it to the recipient. Retrieval of the liver takes about two or three hours whereas it takes seven or eight hours to put it inside the recipients body. Also, even as the waiting list of the patients (waiting for an organ) is too long, we need to find an appropriate donor that suits the patients needs.

When Nation Next spoke to one of family members of the patients about the cost of such transplant, the gentleman said, Kya batau sahab, ghar bik jate hain! It’s a costly process, no doubt, and hence it was great to know that the transplants at the New Era Hospital were done at much lesser price. Speaking about the same, Dr Rahul Saxena (Chief Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon) said, Complicated and important surgeries like liver transplants, tradionally, have always been conducted in metro cities like Mumbai. At these places, the surgeries cost around Rs 40-50 lakhs. Many patients cannot afford such a hefty amount. Our greatest achievement is that, at our hospital, we could do the surgery in 20-22 lakhs for each patient.

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1st COVID-19 case in Ramdaspeth crops up near Cabinet Minister Vijay Wadettiwars residence

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For the first time, a resident of Ramdaspeth tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday. The patient, who is said to be residing in an apartment near Cabinet Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation in the Maha Vikas Aghadi and senior Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwars residence (behind Tuli Imperial), is said to be a middle-aged woman. 

The patient is reportedly connected to a resident from Mominpura. However, nothing concrete as of now can be said about the same. More details are awaited.

Also read: Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur COVID-19 tally as on June 20 rose to 1266 after 91 people tested positive for the virus in past 24 hours. Out of the total 91, while 69 patients belonged to Naik Talao/Bangladesh, 11 from Shantinagar, four from Lashkaribagh, three from Ganeshpeth, one from Uppalwadi, one from Ramdaspeth, one from Mehendibagh and one belonged to Mominpura.

Out of the total, 823 have been cured and over 333 are currently being treated upon.

Also read: NMC Chief Tukaram Mundhe storms out of meeting after Corporator calls him blot on Saint Tukaram

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Nagpur man discovers 4-month-old foetus in gutter; cops suspect illegal abortion

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In yet another shocking incident, a resident named Rahul Tumane discovered a 4-month-old foetus lying in an abandoned condition behind his house (near plot number 13, behind Kajal Bar and Restaurant area) in Pardi inside a gutter. 

Police inspector Sunil Chavan told Nation Next that a four-month-old foetus, wrapped in a cloth, was found lying inside a gutter near a house on Thursday night in Pardi. Chavan also informed that the foetus was sent for an autopsy to Mayo Hospital and the reports are awaited. Police have suspected the possibility of abandonment after an illegal abortion. 

A case has been registered under Section 318 (Concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the basis of a complained filed by Tumane. 

Also read: Nagpur: Zone 5 Police team seize four trucks carrying illegally mined sand

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