200 Pak patients undergo liver transplant at Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 22:37

New Delhi: Shehary, a 10-year-old-boy from
Karachi, became the 200th patient from Pakistan to undergo
liver transplant at a Delhi hospital, a unique feat for any
Indian hospital.

Shehary underwent a liver transplant surgery on October 6
at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.

"Our experience with so many Pakistani patients and
their families has taught us so much about Paksitani culture
and the similarities between our societies," Dr Anupam Sibal,
Group Medical Director and Senior Pediatric
Gastroenterologist, Apollo Hospitals said.

Since 1998, he said, 776 liver transplants in children and
adults have been done at the the hospital.
Subash Gupta, Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon, said, "It is
a proud moment for us to have completed two hundred cases, we
feel a sense of accomplishment by the faith and courage shown
by our patients, who have travelled such long distances for
the treatment."

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 22:37

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