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Amethi Farmer Gets Free Liver Transplant

Lucknow: A poor farmer from the Amethi district obtained a free liver transplant after the division of surgical gastroenterology at King George’s Medical College (KGMU) right here performed good samaritan for him.

Gyanendra Pratap Singh, 41, was affected by liver cirrhosis, and the prognosis was not beneficial and not using a transplant, the medical doctors had opined.

Singh’s spouse Vandana, 39, determined to donate part of her organ, the division helped the affected person in making use of and procuring monetary help beneath the Chief Minister’s Asadhya Rog Yojana.

A liver transplant prices round Rs 30 lakh at a non-public hospital, whereas the bills at KGMU are mentioned to be round Rs eight lakh.

The top of division, Prof Abhijit Chandra, who led the staff of surgeons comprising Dr Vivek Gupta, Dr Vishal Gupta and Dr Pradeep Joshi, mentioned that the surgical procedure process took about 12 hours.

Each, the donor and recipient at the moment are doing effective, he mentioned.

This has been the eighth liver transplant at KGMU since March 2017.

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