Congratulating the doctors who successfully performed the first cadaveric kidney transplantation in Odisha on February 4, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today described the feat as a new milestone in the field of healthcare service in the State.
Lauding the skills and efficiency of the doctors of state-run SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack and city-based Apollo Hospitals who performed the rare transplant surgery, the Chief Minister said that the State Government would extend all possible help and cooperation for organ transplantation. He also laid emphasis on creating extensive awareness of this among people.
The Chief Minister also described the cadaveric transplantation as one of the finest examples of the application of 5T. The doctor called on the Chief Minister at Lokseva Bhavan here today. Health Minister Nabakishore Das too congratulated the doctors on their achievement.
Describing organ donation as one of the finest form of donations, 5-T Secretary VK Pandian said that the State Government would provide helicopter service if needed to save a life through organ transplantation.
SCB Medical College Urology Department Head Prof. Dr. Chittaranjan Kar and Apollo Hospital Nephrology Department Head Dr. Samiran Das Adhikari spoke on the collection of organs from dead and its transplantation.
Prof. Dr. Datteswar Hota, prof. Dr. Jayashree Mohanty, Prof. Sarojkant Sahu, Dr. Sabyasachi Panda, Dr. Sanjay Choudhury, Dr. Kalyanibala Nayak, Dr. Rudrashish Samal, Anindita Sabat, Suman Singh, Ramakanta Panda Sabitri Das and Dr. LN Behera from SCB Medical College; and Sudhir Digikar, Dr. Samiran Das Adhikari, Dr. Sharmili Sinha, Dr. Bibekananda Panda, dr. Debabrata Dash, Dr. Subrat Sahu, Dr. Nitish Mohanty and Ashok Nayak of Apollo Hospitals met the Chief Minister.
To recall, the kidney of a brain dead woman Priyankarani Patra from Digapahandi in Ganjam district was transplanted on a youth from Attabira in Bargarh who has been fighting death for the past six months with damaged kidneys.
Priyanka had sustained grievous injuries in a road accident a few days ago and was declared ‘brain dead’ after attempts to revive her failed at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. Priyanka’s family members then decided to donate her organs to any needy in honor of her memory.