04 February 2020
Bhubaneswar: Odisha achieved a major milestone in kidney transplant on the wee hours of Tuesday, when the doctors of SCB Medical College and Hospital and Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar did the first ever cadaveric transplant in the State. The deceased kidneys were donated by the family of a young girl, P Priyanka Rani Patra from Ganjam who was in Apollo Hospital ICU since 26th January after sustaining injury in a road accident.
She was identified as brain dead by the ICU team of Apollo hospital lead by Dr Sharmili Sinha. After receiving the consent from the family the administration at Apollo hospital informed State Organ Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO) at SCB MCH on the 3rd Feb 2020.
"Upon information, Nodal officer SOTTO, Dr CR Kar coordinated with the DMET Prof CBK Mohanty and Joint DMET, Prof Umakanta Satpathy to retrieve the organs. IIC Shahid Nagar, DCP Anup Sahoo and Police Commissioner, Sudhanshu Saranghi were duly informed," Apollo Hospitals stated in a press release.
Once the procedures were completed as per the Transplant Act, the retrieval was started by Dr Samirandas Adhikari and Dr KP Satapathy and a team from Apollo Hospital with Dr Sabyasachi Panda from SCB Medical College in presence of Prof Datteswar Hota and Prof Chittaranjan Kar.
"Once both the kidney were retrieved, the kidneys were allocated to the patients in the waiting list of Apollo Hospital and SCB MCH prepared as per the NOTTO guideline by Dr.Rudrashis Samal, (Joint Director, SOTTO.) and approved by Kidney Committee," the release read.
The kidney from Apollo was brought to SCB by road. The autopsy was conducted by Dr Laxmi Behera, Forensics Specialist of Capital Hospital.
The transplant operation was undertaken by Prof Hota with his team at SCB Medical College, Cuttack and Dr Samirandas Adhikari and his team at Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar. The nephrology team of Apollo Hospital Dr Nishit Mohanty, Dr Bibekananda Panda, and Dr PC Kar were present.
On this occasion, others who helped in coordination were Dr Jyoti Parija (Assistant MS Apollo Hospital), Subrat Sahu (Transplant Coordinator, Apollo Hospital) and his team, Suman Singh(Consultant, SOTTO), Anindita Sabath (Transplant Coordinator, SOTTO), Ramakrushna Panda (Program Assistant, SOTTO) and Hare Krushna Panda (Transplant Coordinator, SCB Medical College & Hospital,Cuttack). At present time both the recipient are doing well, the press release added.