Rela Hospital performs the first successful BMT at KKCTH under MoU
January 7, 2021
Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital join hands with Rela Hospital to provide Bone Marrow Transplantation for children
~ First Successful Bone Marrow Transplantation performed by Rela Hospital at Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital under this MoU ~
~ Doctors from Rela Hospital gave new lease of life to a six-year-old financially deprived girl from Andhra Pradesh ~
Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital (KKCTH), a Premier paediatric Institute that provides world-class health care for children (under 18 years age) irrespective of financial status join forces with Rela Hospital, a Premier multi-organ transplant quaternary care hospital with special focus on pediatric transplantation to effectuate the first pediatric bone marrow transplant on a six-year-old girl child successfully.
This girl child from Chittoor was diagnosed with Thalassemia major at birth was also born with a defect in her upper lip and palate. She underwent surgical correction at 1 year of age after initiating blood transfusion support. She required regular blood transfusions every 3 weeks to survive. She also required medications to remove excess iron from the body due to accumulation from a blood transfusion. With Bone Marrow Transplantation, she can lead normal lives like others says Dr. Deenadayalan – Clinical Lead for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant in Rela Hospital.
As the family was from a poor financial background and was unable to cope up with the medical needs, KKCTH and Rela Hospital performed the Bone Marrow Transplant at no cost. This is the first Bone Marrow Transplant done at Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, gratuitously through full capital assistance from crowdfunding agency MILAP and philanthropic donor including Mrs.Devaki Muthiah, W/o.Dr.A.C.Muthiah, Chairman, The Childs Trust. It is a new milestone for the institution and adds to the high-end services that this renowned institution has been presenting to the children in the community.
Rela Hospital supported the stem cell collection and processing at Rela Hospital. This entire exercise and collaboration possible only because of full support and guidance from Prof. Mohamed Rela” says Dr. Deenadayalan
Dr. S. Balasubramanian, Medical Director, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, stated that the Hospital has achieved a new milestone by opening a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and providing Bone Marrow Transplantation to children. This would not have been possible without generous Philanthropic Donors. KKCTH has signed an MOU with Dr Rela Hospital, which is well known for the excellence in organ transplantation, to grant clinical support for our Bone Marrow Transplant program. He also said that one more child has also undergone a successful Bone Marrow Transplant under the care of Dr. Deenadayalan.
Prof. Mohamed Rela, Chairman and Managing Director of Rela Hospital said “KKCTH is always close to my heart as they provide selfless service to children and is being seen as a hope to many families for decades. Apart from infrastructure, organ Transplantation requires a high level of expertise to give a good outcome. At Rela Hospital, we provide liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplantation to children under govt insurance schemes, with a good outcome. I wholeheartedly agreed to support the Bone Marrow Transplant program at KKCTH as more children would be benefited and I will extend the same support to any NGO or Govt organizations who have the infrastructure to pediatric transplant.”
The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit was established in Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital (KKCTH), due to the generous donation from Ray of Light Foundation an independent NGO which was boosted by H.T.Parekh Foundation said, Mr.S. Chandramohan, CEO, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital. KKCTH has plans to consummate many such BMTs in the future with the clinical endorsement from Rela Hospital, financial sanction from crowdfunding agencies, and through our benevolent Trustees headed by Dr.A.C.Muthiah, added Mr S Chandramohan.