NIMS sets national record with 15 kidney transplant surgeries in January, 2023
The Department of Urology at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) has created a record by performing the maximum number of kidney transplants in a month
HYDERABAD: The Department of Urology at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) has created a record by performing the maximum number of kidney transplants in a month. It performed as many as 15 kidney transplants in January 2023.
According to government sources, this is the highest number of transplants in a single month at any government hospital in the country and all the transplants were done free of cost under the Telangana government’s health insurance scheme, Aarogyasri.
The team of doctors included the head of the urology department Rahul Devraj, Ch. Ram Reddy, S. Vidyasagar, G.Ramachandraiah, G.V.Charan Kumar, and S.S.S. Dheeraj among others successfully performed the transplant surgeries and the patients are doing well following the procedure.
Harish Rao hails NIMS team
Telangana Health Minister Harish Rao congratulated the NIMS Hospital in Hyderabad for setting a national record and showered praises on doctors and staff. He said that the transplant surgeries are being performed free of cost under the Aarogyasri scheme.
The state government under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has taken steps to ensure that infrastructure was upgraded at the NIMS hospital with state-of-the-art facilities. The government also allocated Rs 10 lakhs per patient for the surgery besides providing the required medicines.
Going by the statistics, NIMS has successfully conducted 839 kidney transplants since 2014 including 509 live transplants, 330 cadavers and 25 liver transplant surgeries, which include 11 live and 14 cadaver transplants, 10 heart transplant surgeries and one lung transplantations.
Dr Rahul Devaraj, HOD of the Urology department, said that the surgeries were being performed successfully with the support of the Telangana government.