NIMS Makes Medical History: First Successful Kidney Transplant of a 12-Year-Old Boy in a Govt Hospital
Hyderabad: The Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Hyderabad has made medical history by successfully performing the first-ever kidney transplant on a 12-year-old boy in a government hospital. The boy, belonging to a poor family from Mahabubnagar District, had been suffering from bilateral vesicoureteric reflux since birth, which had caused his left kidney to fail.
The parents of the boy, who work as daily wage earners, had tried everything in their power to save their son. They had visited multiple hospitals, but none of them could provide a solution to their son’s medical condition. Finally, they approached NIMS and enrolled their son under the Arogya Sri scheme.
Under the supervision of Professor Dr. Rahul Devaraj, Head of Urology, the doctors at NIMS took the boy through a step-by-step treatment process. In the first stage, the left kidney was removed. In the second stage, the kidney donated by the boy’s mother was successfully transplanted to him.
The NIMS doctors said that the health condition of both the mother and son is stable at present. The boy’s health has improved significantly, and the function of his kidneys has reached normal. The serum creatine level has gone down from 7 to 0.4, indicating a healthy kidney function.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Dr. Rahul Devaraj said that the boy was given free surgery under Arogya Shri. He also added that it is the first time that a 12-year-old boy has been transplanted in a government hospital.
The successful kidney transplant at NIMS has given hope to many families who are struggling with similar medical conditions. It is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the medical professionals at NIMS who are committed to providing quality healthcare to all, regardless of their socio-economic background.