By creator to www.sundayobserver.lk
Chennai, Nov. 12: Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre, a multi-speciality quaternary care hospital in Chennai, and one of many largest liver transplant models within the nation, saved the lifetime of a Sri Lankan professor by mobilising a group of competent surgeons to carry out a liver transplant surgical procedure on him, amid strict lockdown restrictions – at the same time as the unique donor prospect, who was the affected person’s spouse, turned out to be medically unfit to donate her organ.
The affected person, Prasanga Namal Karunarathne, a 44–year-old professor, flew to Chennai together with his spouse, the donor prospect, his mom in legislation, and brother in legislation by a cargo flight on July 4 , when the Covid lockdown was imposed within the state, and the remainder of the nation.
Chairman and Managing Director of the hospital, Prof. Mohamed Rela instructed the media that Karunarathne was identified with a uncommon autoimmune liver illness about three years in the past.
“We carried out all of the checks on him for liver transplantation, however we had been in for a impolite shock when a CT scan accomplished on his spouse confirmed that she had a low grade tumour in her small gut.
The presence of the tumour made her unsuitable to be an organ donor.
“Karunarathne’s brother-in-law got here ahead to be the donor. Fortunately, his liver matched.
“We obtained the approval of the federal government committee for the transplantation and carried out the surgical procedure efficiently on September 24.”
Vice-Chairman, Medical Advisory Board and Senior Marketing consultant, HPB Surgical procedure, Liver and Renal Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Gomathy Narasimhan additionally spoke.