Longest Post - Kidney Transplant Patient of 41 years of Jaslok Hospital, inaugurated the refurbished State-Of-The-Art Kidney Transplant Unit at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai

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Jaslok Hospital is one of the largest transplant centers in Western India and performs 110 kidney transplants per year. As the number of transplant cases increased progressively, Jaslok Hospital aimed to inaugurate a dedicated transplant wing on the 10th floor.


Mumbai, November 22nd, 2022: The 11 bedded, ‘Kidney Transplant Unit’, which has a centralized monitoring system dedicated for kidney transplant. The state-of-the-art unit will have dedicated nursing staff, sonography machines and sanitized pathways from the operation theater to any mobile locations where the patient needs to be shifted. The newly launched unit has a HEPA filter with laminar flow, catering to all classes from economy to deluxe class that provides ample space, privacy and a great view. The unit also offers sterile pathways with dedicated lifts from the operation theater and to all departments where a patient may require going for imaging, ensuring complete safety and sterility. 

The chief guest Mrs. Bhamini Shrinivasan, the Jaslok Hospital’s longest post – transplant patient of 41 yearsinaugurated the refurbished State-Of-The-Art Kidney Transplant Unit, in presence of Mrs. Kanta Masand, Chairperson Jaslok Hospital, Mr. Jitendra Haryan, CEO Jalsok Hospital, Dr. M M Bahadur, Director, Administration Nephrology Department, Dr. Rushi Deshpande, Director, Academics Nephrology Department, Dr. Shailesh Raina, Director,  Urology Department  and other doctors from the Renal Sciences Department of Jaslok Hospital on Tuesday 22 November 2022.


Jaslok Hospital prides itself in being the first hospital to perform a cadaver transplant in India in 1976, where the kidney was flown down from USA. In 1988, they started the ABO incompatible transplant program. After this the hospital also performed their first successful swap transplant in the country in 2006. Until 2019, the hospital also held the record of having its longest surviving transplant patient of 41 years post-transplant. Hospital also holds the record of oldest surviving transplant patient of 98 years who had his transplant done 22 years ago.


Commenting on the launch, Mr. Jitendra Haryan, CEO of Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre said, "The dedicated transplant unit will enhance patient care with the help of efficient layouts, seamless process flow and skilled manpower. We are dedicated towards improving our clinical facility and technology to deliver the highest quality patient care.

Dr. M M Bahadur, Director, Administration Nephrology Department at Jaslok Hospital said, “There is a need to create the right infrastructure in hospitals and build experienced multidisciplinary teams that can deliver high-quality patient care. At Jaslok, we have a deep-rooted understanding of the intricacies involved in an organ transplant and why it requires such integrated teamwork and cutting-edge medical equipment. Our team here is focused on creating the best possible outcomes for our patients by providing comprehensive care at every step of a patient’s transplant journey”.

Dr. Rushi Deshpande, Director, Academics Nephrology Department at Jaslok Hospital speaking at the launch that, Jaslok Hospital is the Centre of Excellence for performing ABO incompatibility and sensitized transplants. The new transplant unit is designed to give best care facilities to kidney patients and aimed to provide them freedom from dialysis and improve quality of life manifold.

 Mrs. Bhamini Shrinivasan, a transplant patient at Jaslok in April 1982 is one of the longest transplant survivors in India. She along with her sister who is also the donor shared her transplant journey during this event to encourage patients going into transplant.

 With the launch of Jaslok Hospital’s transplant unit, the hospital aims to enhance Mumbai’s healthcare infrastructure by providing comprehensive care to all the patients. 


About Jaslok Hospital:

The Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is one of the oldest tertiary care, multi-specialty Trust hospitals of the country. In the late 60s, when the establishment of large private hospitals was not common, the institution was conceptualized & endowed to the city of Mumbai by Seth Lokoomal Chanrai. Seth Chanrai came from a family of philanthropists who had businesses in many countries. The family had already supported many small & large projects. Seth Lokoomal entrusted Dr. Shantilal Mehta the task of establishing an ultra-modern centrally located medical center where people of all races and creeds could receive the benefits of advanced health care. Jaslok Hospital is situated at Dr. G Deshmukh Marg, Peddar Road which is a main artery of South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The name Jaslok was derived from the names of Seth Lokoomal & his wife Smt. Jasotibai. Seth Chanrai’s vision was implemented and brought to reality largely by his Brother-in-law Dada Mathradas Assomull. The hospital was inaugurated on 6th July 1973 by the erstwhile Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

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