Indore: Lack of awareness among people hitting BMT in Hospital

Indore: The biggest government-run medical facility of the state Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital has successfully completed one year of starting bone marrow transplant unit in the hospital with 10 transplants without any death reported.
MY Hospital has the only unit in any government setup in the state and the hospital has 16 more patients ready for the transplant.

Addressing media on Thursday, USA’s Dr Prakash Satwani, mentor of the bone marrow unit, said, “We have a large number of patients in waiting for bone marrow transplant but we are facing a hurdle of lack of awareness among people about donation. At present, we have about 16 patients ready with the HLA matching of donors and we have been planning to perform BMT in next six months.”

He said that as many as 13 patients have gone through BMT in MY Hospital including 10 children. “10 children, including 8 males and 2 females had gone through BMT in one year. Nine patients were suffering from thalassaemia and one from myelodysplatic syndrome.

Unfortunately, only one patient had thalassaemia bone marrow rejection and we will go through second transplant after a year,” Dr Satwani said. Meanwhile, Dean of MGM Medical College Dr Jyoti Bindal said, “We are planning to enhance the facility in the hospital and will develop a new haematology unit soon in which patients with other blood diseases will be treated.”

We can give more funds to MYH if utilized properly: Airport Director

Director of Indore Airport Aryama Sanyal said that they will provide more funds to MY Hospital for the treatment of poor patients.“We are giving Rs 1 crore to the hospital and will increase the funds on proper utilization for the treatment of poor,” she said adding “I am satisfied and happy that I have used the CSR fund for BMT in MYH.”

2-year-old Farhan donates bone marrow to 4-year-old Arman

Shakrukh Patel, labour by profession, of Nayta Mundla shared the story of his sons Farhan and Arman and said that Farhan donated bone marrow to his elder brother Arman. Transplant is successful and both of his sons are healthy.

My 12-year-old son gets new lease of life

Ganjbasoda’s Kiran Thakur said that his 12-year-old son Sarthak Thakur had gone through successful BMT in the hospital. “My husband works as an employee on a petrol pump and we didn’t have any hope as private institutions were asking for Rs 6-8 lakh for the treatment. Fortunately, he got treated in MY Hospital with the budget provided by Airport Authority of India,” she said.

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