Successful Liver Transplant In Rare Army-Civil Hospital Coordination

Focus News | By Pragya Srivastava

The Command Hospital at Chandimandir Cantonment has successfully carried out a liver transplant in close coordination between the Army and civil hospitals.

A seven-member team led by Col (Dr) A K Sharma of the Liver Transplant Retrieval Team of Command Hospital at Chandimandir Cantonment in Haryana’s Panchkula carried out the operation.

The hospital was contacted by the Department of Hepatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh for a possible deceased donor liver retrieval.

In a midnight endeavour, the liver of a brain-dead person was airlifted to Army Hospital (Research & Referral) here after a complicated and marathon surgical effort.

Col Sharma said that the donor, a 42-year-old male patient was admitted at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh after sustaining a road accident and declared brain dead.

After obtaining consent from the next of the kin, the authorities of PGIMER, Chandigarh approached the Liver Transplant Retrieval Team at the Command Hospital for retrieval of liver as necessary facilities are not available with the Institute presently. Continue reading