Ramananda Meitei is a known case of Chronic Kidney Disease on Maintenance Hemodialysis since July 2020. The father stated that many people contributed in making this possible and expressed gratitude to each one of them.
Sports is a way of life in Manipur and the people of the state came together, united by their love of football when one of its national football players was diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease. Shija Hospitals & Research Institute (SHRI) on December 15, 2021 successfully performed kidney transplantation of Ningthoujam Ramananda Meitei
Ramananda Meitei is a known case of Chronic Kidney Disease on Maintenance Hemodialysis since July 2020, SHRI said in a release.
Ramananda was admitted to the hospital on December 14, 2021 and underwent Live Renal Allograft (Kidney) Transplantation the next day. His wife was the donor and her kidney was removed through laparoscopic nephrectomy (keyhole surgery).
A total of 196 Hemodialysis have been conducted since the diagnosis of the kidney disease. He had an uneventful intraoperative period. His post-operative recovery was satisfactory.
A dedicated team of critical care experts and staff made sure that both the patient and donor remained safe from COVID-19 infection. The patient and the donor recovered well and were discharged in a stable condition on December 21, 2021. This was the 59th kidney transplantation performed by the hospital.
Ramananda’s kidney transplantation team comprises Dr. Guliver Potsangbam, Director & Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Somorendro Paonam, Consultant Urologist & Renal Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Devendra Khwairakpam, Consultant- General & Laparoscopic surgeon and Dr. Mahele Maharabam, MS, MCh-Urology, Consultant Urologist, Shija Kidney Center and the Critical Care team at SHRI.
“SHRI is the only private hospital in the state with a full-time nephrologist & urologists and is recognized as a referral center for kidney transplants by the Government of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland. The hospital is equipped with cutting-edge dialysis technologies like CRRT, SLED, etc. with 31 dialysis machines,” the release added.
SHRI maintained that the dialysis facility at the hospital provides high-quality, patient-centric hemodialysis with double RO water, peritoneal dialysis, and CAPD. The hospital strictly follows the guidelines for transplant and no unethical practices are encouraged in any form. The hospital said it plans to start kidney transplantation from deceased or cadaveric donors in the near future.
The elated parents of the family appreciated the hospital, treating team, and all the staff. The father stated that many people contributed in making this possible and expressed gratitude to each one of them. SHRI also wished the patient and his wife many more years of healthy life.