A team of doctors from New Delhi’s BLK Super Speciality Hospital collaborated with Muhimbili National Hospital of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam to perform the first-ever kidney transplant in the African country.
The surgery was conducted on a 30-year-old Tanzanian woman who was suffering from an end-stage kidney disease. She was on haemodialysis for over a year.
Her brother donated a kidney to save her life. Both the donor and the recipient were recuperating well and should return to normal activities soon, Dr Sunil Prakash, director and head of the Nephrology department at the BLK Super Speciality Hospital, said.
"It is a matter of great honour that the first ever kidney transplant in Tanzania was performed by a team of Indian doctors," said Naresh Kapoor, executive director of the BLK Super Speciality Hospital.
Dr. Jacqueline Shoo and Dr. Kisanga from the Nephrology Department at Muhimbili National Hospital in collaboration with Dr. Sunil Prakash, director and head of nephrology and Dr. Rajesh Pande, director Critical Care from the Delhi-based hospital were part of the surgery.