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Andhra Health Minister visits Baby Gnana Sai at Global Health City

August 17,2016  

Andhra Health Minister visits Baby Gnana Sai at Global Health City
Dr. Kamineni Srinivas, Honorable Health Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh visited Baby Gnana Sai and interacted with her parents...

Andhra Pradesh Health Minister visits Baby Gnana Sai at Global Health City

Compliments Hospital for Helping a Family in Need

Chennai, 17th August 2016: Dr. Kamineni Srinivas, Honorable Health Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh visited Baby Gnana Sai and interacted with her parents post her liver transplant surgery at Global Health City.

Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman, Global Hospitals Group and Dr. Naresh Shanmugam, Pediatric Hepatologist, Global Health City apprised the Minister on the baby’s health and also the future course of treatment.

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Rela, Director, Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation, Global Hospitals Group in a press release said, “When the parents came first, I assured them that if the Baby had the transplant immediately the child would do very well. Her father came forward to donate a part of his liver and we did the liver transplant surgery on August 6. It has been 10 days since the surgery; both the baby and the father are doing fine. Baby Sai would be discharged from hospital in few days’ time and would lead a normal life like any other child.”

The surgery took 7-hours to complete on both the donor and the recipient and a total of 12 surgeons and anesthetists worked together to complete the surgery.

“Biliary Atresia is a fairly common congenital problem that affects 1 in 15,000 new born children. Though there is surgery to decrease the jaundice, 90 per cent of them would require liver transplantation before they are 18 years old. In the last six years, more than 200 pediatric liver transplantations have been performed at Global Health City and 50 per cent of these children had Biliary Atresia associated liver failure,” said Dr. Naresh Shanmugam. He further added that “Baby Gnana Sai could be able to do everything a normal child could do such as going to school, engaging in games, swimming etc.”

“To increase awareness about Biliary Atresia, Global Hospitals and The National Foundation for Liver Research will be undertaking “The Yellow Alert” campaign so that medical practitioners and the general population at large can be sensitized about this condition so that early treatment options can be suggested to any child suffering from this disease,” Prof. Rela said.