Health department stated that the government’s provision of free treatment worth Rs 15 lakh per patient made the achievement possible.
Hyderabad: Telangana-based Nizam’s Institute of Medical Science (NIMS) has reached a significant milestone by successfully conducting 50 kidney transplant surgeries in the previous four months as part of the Aarogyasri programme. The Health department released a statement attributing the success to the government’s support, which provides free treatment worth Rs 15 lakh per patient.
NIMS has performed a total of 862 kidney transplants since the state’s formation, averaging 100 operations per year. The hospital carried out 93 kidney transplant operations in 2022.This recent achievement of completing 50 surgeries in just four months showcases the dedication and expertise of the doctors at NIMS, particularly the Urology team led by Dr Rahul Devaraj,The teams from anaesthesia and nephrology, as well as professor and department head Devaraj.
The Health Minister T Harish Rao praised the NIMS doctors, calling it a rare feat to witness even in corporate hospitals. He also commended Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for making expensive medical treatment available to the poor.
Telangana is currently the leader in organ donations in the country, and the government is encouraging more donations to improve the quality of life of patients waiting to enroll in the Jeevan Dan program. The government plans to set up a transplant center worth Rs 35 crore in Gandhi Hospital, which will further expand services once operational.