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Dubai: A group of physicians from Al Jalila Kids’s Specialty Hospital (Al Jalila Kids’s), Mohammed Bin Rashid College of Drugs and Well being Sciences (MBRU) and Mediclinic Center East have efficiently carried out the primary pediatric kidney transplant from a stay donor within the UAE on a 16-year-old boy affected by end-stage kidney. The surgical procedure was funded by Al Jalila Basis, a not-for-profit organisation devoted to reworking lives by means of medical analysis, schooling and therapy within the UAE.
In a particular letter despatched to the affected person, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai informed Pritvik Sinhadc that the UAE is his dwelling and that he would obtain the perfect care doable. Within the letter, His Highness mentioned: “To my pricey Pritvik, it is a small gesture from me to you to remind you that you’re right here at dwelling and that you’re in secure palms, and I’ll pray to God to maintain you in good well being and secure… maintain smiling little warrior.”
In June 2020, Pritvik arrived on the nephrology clinic of Al Jalila Kids’s affected by full kidney failure. Having been born with small, partially functioning kidneys, Pritvik had reached finish stage kidney illness and required quick renal substitute remedy, in keeping with his docs.
Pritvik’s father, Bhaskar Sinhadc, was recognized as a profitable match following which he was positioned by means of a full donor analysis course of. The transplant was efficiently executed by Dr Ramzi Ayache, Nephrologist at Mediclinic Metropolis Hospital, in collaboration with Dr Farhad Janahi, Advisor Urologist & Transplant Surgeon at Mediclinic Metropolis Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgical procedure at MBRU and Dr Waldo Concepcion, Head of the Al Jalila Kids’s Organ Transplant Centre. The operation, which has saved Pritvik’s life, can also be anticipated to enhance the standard of his life within the years forward.
DHA chief visits boy
Earlier than present process his surgical procedure, Humaid Al Qutami, Director Normal of the Dubai Well being Authority (DHA), visited Pritvik to investigate about his situation and reiterated DHA’ s unwavering help in the direction of the welfare of the household.
Al Qutami mentioned the distinctive transformation witnessed in Dubai’s healthcare sector reaffirms the emirate’s world place as a most well-liked vacation spot for individuals on the lookout for a particular medical expertise in a secure and wholesome local weather.
He highlighted the success of presidency and personal healthcare amenities in Dubai in offering the very best ranges of care to sufferers when performing varied sorts of operations, together with uncommon and sophisticated surgical procedures, because of their state-of-the-art amenities and expert medical professionals.
“The success of Pritvik’s operation marks an vital step ahead in conducting such extremely exact operations. It additionally helps the event efforts happening in Dubai,” mentioned Al Qutami. The Director Normal of DHA congratulated the medical group who carried out the operation, together with all of the groups who contributed to its success.
Dr Raja Al Gurg, Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, MBRU, mentioned the College was honoured to be a part of the historic process within the UAE. “Our mission at MBRU is to advance well being within the UAE and past, and this historic process is proof that we’re on the fitting path. Our core values of connectivity, giving and excellence got here to the fore by means of our connectivity with long-standing companions, a dedication to medical excellence and giving again to communities.” she mentioned.
“We’re pleased with the achievements of MBRU’s Organ Transplant Programme to date and its function in bringing companions collectively to create higher outcomes for sufferers. Most significantly, we’re humbled to have performed an element in permitting this spectacular younger man Pritvik to stay his life and press forward whereas having fun with high quality time along with his household and realising his full potential.”
Newest medical procedures
Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO, Al Jalila Basis, mentioned: “Via our A’awen programme we’re serving to mother and father give their youngsters the chance to endure the most recent medical procedures at world-class medical establishments, providing them renewed hope for his or her little one’s future. The programme helps alleviate the monetary burden on households in order that they will concentrate on their little one’s therapy plan and restoration. Our high precedence at Al Jalila Basis is to remodel lives by means of medical innovation, and with out investments in analysis, advances in life-changing healthcare are usually not doable. We’re grateful to our companions and beneficiant donors for working with us to offer youngsters like Pritvik an opportunity to have a wholesome, affluent future. Pritvik is a vibrant younger boy with a full life forward of him. We want Pritvik a speedy restoration and look ahead to seeing what the longer term holds for him on a private and educational entrance.”
Dr Abdulla Al Khayat, CEO of Al Jalila Kids’s Speciality Hospital, mentioned: “We’re pleased with this joint achievement which has given Pritvik a brand new lease of life. This pioneering surgical procedure places us one step nearer in the direction of reaching our authorities’s imaginative and prescient of accelerating entry to high quality transplant providers and placing the UAE on the forefront of organ transplant regionally and globally. Our devoted group of specialists within the newly launched Al Jalila Kids’s Organ Transplant is working day and evening to offer youngsters affected by acute and continual kidney illness with high quality care in a baby pleasant surroundings, serving to enhance the lives of kids within the UAE and past.”
Matthew Dronsfield, Director of Mediclinic Metropolis Hospital, mentioned: “We at Mediclinic Center East are proud to be part of the primary profitable residing donor paediatric renal transplant. This marks one other vital milestone for the event of transplant providers in Dubai which is the results of the shut collaboration by our multi-disciplinary transplant groups at MBRU, Al Jalila Kids’s and Mediclinic Center East. Pritvik’s father, Bhaskar Sinha, was operated on in Mediclinic Metropolis Hospital on the day of transplant and can proceed to be intently monitored by the transplant group.”
UAE Ambassador of Organ Donation
A gifted younger boy, Pritvik has been accepted as an official affiliated researcher at BEYOND: Heart for Basic Ideas in Science to analysis astrophysics. He’s a broadcast co-author on NASA’s Primer on Astrobiology and graduated as a World Science Scholar in June 2020. Nevertheless, his medical situation was taking a heavy toll on his analysis work and his schoolwork, necessitating an pressing kidney transplant.
Pritvik, who was named a UAE Ambassador of Organ Donation, mentioned: “I pledge to work in the direction of elevating consciousness on the essential want for organ donation in saving lives of sufferers like me, who would in any other case not make it with out a transplant. I’ve been fortunate to have my father as my donor. Nevertheless, there are a lot of who want transplants to outlive and I shall be working intently with MBRU and the Al Jalila Basis to make sure that there’s elevated consciousness on organ donation.”
In December 2020, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Government Council of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum introduced that the federal government has authorized an organ transplant programme to additional cement Dubai’s management on this area and lift the bar for healthcare excellence. The programme will contribute to the efforts to remodel Dubai into a world healthcare tourism vacation spot and a centre for medical analysis. Pritvik’s case, amongst many others, displays the progress that key entities are making in working collectively to remodel Dubai into a world healthcare vacation spot.
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