By writer to timesofindia.indiatimes.com
“Covid-19 will not be the endgame. Purvi’s case is an instance. She overcame two severe issues with well timed remedy and is now doing very effectively,” stated Dr V Pamecha, professor and head of liver transplant and hepato-pancreato biliary surgical procedure division at ILBS who operated on the kid.
Purvi had liver failure since delivery attributable to a uncommon dysfunction and liver transplant was the one remedy choice. Her mom determined to donate part of her liver for the transplant.
Nonetheless, simply earlier than the surgical procedure, each had been confirmed Covid-positive, Dr Pamecha stated. Remedy began, however Purvi’s liver situation deteriorated additional attributable to Covid-19 and he or she had accumulation of fluids within the abdomen.
“She grew to become very weak. We needed to fastidiously deal with the an infection and in addition present dietary assist to make her match sufficient for the transplant, a 10-hour surgical procedure with out which she couldn’t have survived for lengthy,” Dr Pamecha stated. Purvi, who weighed 5 kg throughout admission, was seven kilogram earlier than the transplant, the surgeon stated.
The surgical procedure, performed after each had been confirmed Covid-negative, “concerned transplanting a portion of the mom’s liver into the kid to present her a brand new lease of life”, Dr Pamecha added.
ILBS, which is run by Delhi authorities, conducts about 100 transplants yearly. This 12 months, the hospital has performed about 55 transplants, of which 39 have been carried out post-lockdown.