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Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital starts organ transplant centre at Karad

The taluka level organ transplant centre will offer services to patients of Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri

Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital recently started an organ transplant centre at Karad. The taluka level organ transplant centre will bring much relief to the patients of Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and surrounding areas who now will not need to travel to major cities for liver transplant services. The organ transplant centre can conduct liver, pancreas and kidney transplants.

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Recently a 54-year-old patient was the first one to undergo a liver transplant at the new centre at Sahyadri Hospital’s Karad Unit when he received a liver from a 52-year-old woman who was declared brain dead at a hospital in Kolhapur. The liver was brought from Kolhapur to Karad in 25 minutes through a green corridor. Thereafter it took four hours to complete the liver transplant surgery.

Dr Charudatt Apte, CMD, Sahyadri Hospitals Group, said, “The launch of the transplant service at Karad is an important milestone. We have been expanding our facilities step by step over the last decade at Karad. Recently, we had also started a state-of-the-art cancer treatment transplant centre. We will continue upgrading our facilities and adding new ones to bring world-class health facilities for the people of Karad and surrounding areas.”

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