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Punjab: Kidney transplant gives life to four terminally ill patients

PTI | Updated on: 26 Oct 2018, 05:43:45 PM
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Four terminally ill renal failure patients received a new lease of life after receiving kidneys of two men who died of cardiac arrest at a hospital here.

Paramjit Singh (45), a resident of Mohali’s village Jatot was fatally injured after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road. He was admitted to PGIMER in an extremely critical condition, head of the hospital’s department of renal transplant surgery Dr Ashish Sharma said on Friday.

After struggling for 10 days, Paramjit died of a cardiac arrest on October 22, he said.

Considering the prognosis, his wife, Jaswinder Kaur had already consented to donate his organs, he added.

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Paramjit’s kidneys benefitted two renal failure patients who had been on the waiting list for donors for long and were undergoing painful dialysis, Dr Sharma said in a statement.

The kidneys of the second man ended the suffering of another two renal failure patients.

Recently, Mukhtiar Singh (56), a resident of village Tasrauli was referred to the PGIMER in a precarious condition from Civil Hospital in Ambala after he fell down from his bed and had been unconscious ever since, Dr Sharma said.

While attending to Mukhtiar, the doctors told his family that he wouldn’t pull through. His son-in-law Kuldeep Singh decided to donate his organs in case of his death and conveyed it to the transplant coordinators at PGIMER, he said.

Mukhtiar also died of a cardiac arrest.

Doctors retrieved his kidneys and transplanted them, Dr Sharma said.

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First Published : 26 Oct 2018, 05:43:31 PM