LIVER TRANSPLANT

  • Centre releases stamp to celebrate 15th anniversary of India's 1st successful liver transplant November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday released a commemorative stamp to celebrate the 15th anniversary of India's first successful liver transplant at the Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. This prestigious honour has been approved and made available by the Department of Posts, Philately...
  • Pakistani girl gets fresh lease of life in Indian hospital April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: It's a rebirth for 16yearold Pakistani girl Madiha Tariq Sheikh, who feels India is her "own country" where she underwent a successful liver transplant surgery. Madiha, who hails from Lahore, was flown to India on February 3 after she slipped into coma due to acute liver failure and...
  • Barca defender Abidal cleared to play after liver transplant February 21, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona's dismay at losing 20 at AC Milan in Wednesday's Champions League last16 first leg was offset on Thursday by the news that defender Eric Abidal had been cleared to play after almost a year out to undergo a liver transplant. "After this morning's training session Eric Abidal has received...
  • 'Organ donations can make healthcare sector richer' January 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai is one of the few cities to see a surge in organ donations. Not only do they save lives but they are also generating a lot of funds. Experts say the healthcare sector could get richer by Rs 5,000 crore. It's a new year, and a new lease of...
  • Liver transplant could have saved Vilasrao: Hospital August 14, 2012

    Chennai: After a prolonged sickness, Union Minister and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Vilasrao was suffering from a liver and kidney ailment and had been in hospital since August 6. Deshmukh was on life support for over a week. Chairman and MD of...
  • Modi offers medical help to Vilasrao Deshmukh August 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked officials from the health department to offer medical help to union minister and senior Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh who is undergoing treatment for a serious liver ailment at a hospital in Chennai. Modi has instructed the Gujarat health department to arrange...
  • Ashok Chavan to visit ailing Vilasrao in Chennai August 10, 2012

    Chennai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is expected to call on his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh in a Chennai hospital on Friday. Deshmukh was admitted to ICU on Monday night following an undisclosed illness. His condition is stable but remains in the ICU and the doctors will be deciding if...
  • He is young but an inspiration for many November 30, 2010

    Sanjay Kandasamy was the first child to have a successful livingrelated liver transplant in India. ...
  • Meet India's youngest liver transplant recipient October 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Eightmonthold Akshu's parents had almost lost hope for their daughter, who had suffered liver failure since birth. She was admitted to the hospital after she got jaundice and intestinal bleeding. Doctors at Delhi's Army Hospital performed a liver transplant that saved her life, but there were complications. ...
  • Doctors save toddler with rare genetic disorder October 12, 2010

    New Delhi: Till just a month ago, Baby Tavish was at risk of bleeding to death at the slightest injury. He suffered from what's called Factor 7 deficiency, a rare genetic disorder that affects one in 5 lakh children, who are missing a key liver enzyme. Dr Soin: For clotting,...
  • Rare liver transplant saves elderly man May 25, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Doctors at Ahmedabad's Institute of Transplantation Sciences (ITS) have successfully transplanted the liver of Kantaben Shah, a 76yearold woman into a 55year old man. The liver was removed within 15 minutes before Kantaben's death from the brain hemorrhage. "We asked father if it was okay to donate her...
  • Domino liver transplant saves lives of 2 toddlers February 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Twentytwomonthold Shaurya barely knows what is going on and yet he's got a fresh lease of life; thanks to a liver transplant from his aunt using 20 per cent of her liver. He was on a ventilator on the seventh day of his life. As a mother it...
  • Liver transplant surgery, saviour for lives December 19, 2008

    It's been 10 years now that doctors in India have been carrying out liver transplant surgeries, saving at least 500 lives in the process. Shalini meets the first baby to have undergone the surgery in the country almost all grown up now! ...
  • Terror chills ties but Indian docs save Pak lives December 16, 2008

    New Delhi: IndoPak peace talks might have been badly hit after the Mumbai attacks, but that has still not deterred Pakistani patients from heading to India. Many are still heading to India fearless to get respite from all their health problems. Yousuf Tarar had come to India for his father's liver...
  • Pakistan teen gets new liver, life in Indian hospital November 21, 2008

    New Delhi: A 14yearold child from Pakistan gets a new lease of life in an Indian hospital. Mobeen Ahmed has won the toughest battle of his life thanks to Indian doctors. Diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, he was months away from death, when his family brought him to Delhi' s Apollo...
  • Medical landmark: 7 month baby undergoes liver transplant October 13, 2008

    New Delhi : A seven month old baby got a fresh lease of life, with a liver transplant at Apollo Hospital, in the Capital. Suvojit Paul was born in Kolkata with a rare and fatal liver disorder, called Biliary Aresia. Biliary artesia its a condition which is present at...
  • Army officer donates father's liver January 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The late father of an Indian Army officer has become the first person to donate his liver in the history of Armed Forces Medical Service last week. Seventytwoyearold late PN Singhs liver was transplanted successfully on a 45yearold Hyderabadbased man suffering from an end stage liver ailment. Major SK Singhs...