Mumbai : A Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Birthing Centre was launched by actor Shah Rukh Khan on Friday at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital (NSSH) at Vile Parle. On the occasion, Khan told the people present to take their medicines on time and do regular check ups and get rid of ailments.
BMT is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside our bones which produces blood cells. Stem cells are immature cells in the bone marrow that give rise to different blood cells.
Dr Nimish Kulkarni, Associate Consultant of BMT, said, “BMT are considered the last-mile treatment solutions for patients with blood and cancer disorders. We specialise in providing transplant services for benign hematological disorders like Thalassemia, Sickle cell disease, Aplastic anemia, bleeding disorders and coagulation disorders.” Shah Rukh said, “I have been associated with Nanavati Hospital before 25 years ago as a patient. Every year more than 10,000 people are dying of cancer in India, even my parents succumbed to cancer. I am glad now we have a world class treatment.”
“Dr. Ali has looked after me and my various injuries. He has looked after my sister and wife too. Few people know that when my third son, Abram, was born, he was in a very critical condition. He was rushed to the Paediatric centre here and looked after even before we could meet him. It’s a strange cycle that my child was saved in the same hospital which has a ward named after my mother. I am thankful to them,” Khan added. Kulkarni added, “The specialisation also extends to providing advanced transplant treatments for malignant hematological disorders like acute and chronic leukemia, Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplasia,”