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Particular: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus
Gu Yunchuan (heart), the primary extreme COVID-19 affected person to efficiently obtain a kidney transplant, takes photographs with the medical staff on the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan College in Wuhan, Hubei province. [Photo/Wuhan University]
After spending greater than 5 months out and in of the hospital, Gu Yunchuan was discharged on Might 22, changing into the primary extreme COVID-19 affected person to efficiently obtain a kidney transplant after being cured.
President Xi Jinping mentioned throughout current deliberations with deputies to the Nationwide Folks’s Congress from the Interior Mongolia autonomous area that China mobilized the perfect medical doctors from across the nation, probably the most superior tools and probably the most wanted sources to Hubei province and its capital, Wuhan, to assist folks recuperate.
“We’re keen to avoid wasting lives in any respect prices. Regardless of how outdated the sufferers are and the way severe their situations have develop into, we by no means hand over,” Xi mentioned.
In Hubei alone, greater than 3,600 COVID-19 sufferers over the age of 80 have been cured. In Wuhan, seven centenarian sufferers have been cured, the oldest of whom was 108.
Gu, who’s from Karamay of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous area, suffered from persistent kidney irritation for greater than 10 years.
His situation worsened into uremia in 2016, and he began present process dialysis thrice per week. He went to Renmin Hospital of Wuhan College on Dec 25 for a kidney transplant.
On Jan 25, the 39-year-old, who was ready for a kidney donor whereas getting dialysis therapy, got here down with a fever and was identified with COVID-19 pneumonia later.
Docs test Gu’s situation after the kidney transplant surgical procedure on the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan College in Wuhan, Hubei province. [Photo/Wuhan University]
With a excessive fever and problem respiratory, he was admitted to the hospital’s division of infectious ailments. He suffered a number of organ failure and have become a extreme COVID-19 affected person.
Gong Zuojiong, a physician on the hospital, mentioned that together with a rise within the frequency of his dialysis therapies, Gu was additionally placed on a ventilator and underwent anti-viral and anti-infection therapy.
In early March, Gu examined detrimental twice for COVID-19 and was discharged from the hospital. He was despatched to a different hospital for quarantine and medical commentary for 14 days. After the quarantine ended, he returned to Renmin Hospital of Wuhan College for dialysis.
Zhou Jiangqiao, director of the division of organ transplant on the hospital, started to watch Gu’s situation and arranged a multidisciplinary medical workforce to debate the opportunity of a kidney transplant. The workforce determined that he met the requirements to endure the surgical procedure in late April.
On Might 2, appropriate organs have been supplied by a donor who handed away in Hubei. A day later, Zhou and different medical doctors carried out the surgical procedure efficiently.
“I need to thank many individuals－the medical doctors and nurses on the hospital who saved my life. I don’t even know what they appear like as they at all times wore protecting tools,” Gu mentioned.
He additionally mentioned he needed to thank the nameless donor who gave him a second probability at life and the federal government for protecting the bills for COVID-19 therapy.
Xinhua contributed to this story.
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