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Guwahati Medical College (GMCH) Achieves Milestone with First Successful Cadaver Kidney Transplant

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Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has marked a significant medical milestone by performing its first successful cadaver kidney transplant. This historic achievement was announced by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who also holds the Health Minister portfolio, highlighting the remarkable progress in the region’s healthcare services.

The breakthrough came after the family members of a brain-dead patient made the generous decision to donate the patient’s kidneys. An expert team of doctors at GMCH successfully transplanted these kidneys into two other patients, setting a new precedent in Guwahati and the entire North East India.

“We are deeply grateful to the family of the brain-dead patient for their noble decision. This successful kidney transplant is a first for Guwahati and North East India. If we can cultivate a culture of organ donation from brain-dead patients, we will save many lives,” Chief Minister Sarma stated. He also expressed the state’s ambition to extend its medical capabilities further, saying, “We will also try to conduct liver transplants in Guwahati.”

In addition to this pioneering kidney transplant, it has achieved other significant medical advancements. The Chief Minister revealed that the hospital has successfully facilitated births through in vitro fertilization (IVF). “GMCH doctors have transplanted embryos to 36 women, resulting in eight pregnancies and one successful cesarean birth. The cost of IVF at GMCH ranges from Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh, making it accessible to many,” Sarma explained.

GMCH’s achievements extend beyond kidney and IVF procedures. The hospital has also performed 28 bone marrow transplants, demonstrating its comprehensive capabilities in advanced medical treatments.

Moreover, GMCH continues to be a beacon of hope for thousands of patients benefiting from the Prime Minister’s healthcare schemes. “More than 53,000 patients have received benefits from PM schemes at GMCH,” Sarma noted, underscoring the hospital’s critical role in providing essential healthcare services to the community.

On Saturday, the Chief Minister conducted a review of the progress at GMCH, ensuring that the hospital continues to advance in its mission to provide high-quality healthcare.

The successful cadaver kidney transplant at GMCH signifies a major leap forward for medical services in Assam and North East India. With continued advancements and a commitment to high-quality healthcare, GMCH is setting new standards and offering hope to countless patients. This milestone, along with other significant achievements, reflects the region’s growing capabilities in advanced medical treatments and the profound impact of organ donation.

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