Kidney transplant sees remarkable success rate
BHAKTAPUR: Shahid Dharmabhakta National Human Organ Transplant Centre, Bhaktapur has successfully undertaken transplant of over 400 kidneys.
At a press conference organised here on Friday, Hospital's Executive Director Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha informed that the Centre has so far successfully transplanted kidneys on 404 patients.
The Centre had initiated the kidney transplant service on January 19, 2013.
The inflow of patients has alarmingly increased at the facility with the start of additional medical services such as urology, gastro surgery, cardio therapy, stone removal surgery along with other surgeries, besides kidney transplant, said Prof Dr Rakesh Verma.
However, the patients are compelled to wait for the transplant for long due to limited building space and availability of beds.
Right now, around 400 patients are waiting their turns for kidney transplant and more than this number are waiting to avail of dialysis service.