Rela Hospital successfully performs 1st Liver Transplant at Sudan Government Hospital in Khartoum
August 22, 2022
Chennai, Aug 19th, 2022: A specialist team led by Prof Mohamed Rela, successfully helped the local team headed by Dr. Abdelmounem Eltayeib Abdo and Dr. Abdalrahim Dabora from Sudan do their first transplant, exhibiting excellent surgical skills.
On the 22nd of July 2022 a living donor liver transplant was done at IBN Sina Hospital supported by the Ministry of Health, Sudan. The recipient was a patient with Hepatitis B related end stage liver disease. His niece came forward to donate her right lobe of the liver. The donor and recipient were discharged home on the 5th and 11th post-operative days respectively. Before this, Liver Transplantations have been done in Sudan, but this is the 1st time that the local doctors performed the surgery with conviction and fineness.
Over the last 5 years, Prof Rela and his team were involved in systematically crystallising the intention of setting up Self Sustaining Liver Transplant program in Sudan. Rela team had trained the local team of doctors, nurses, technicians and coordinators and helped them in performing complex surgeries. Surgeons, hepatologists and radiologists completed fellowships in liver transplantation under Prof. Rela. Healthcare workers including OR, ICU nurses were trained in the management and nuances of living donor liver transplantation. This liver transplant was definitely a culmination of a long-term efforts and commitment of these local doctors with guidance from Prof Mohamed Rela.
Prof Mohamed Rela said “It’s wonderful to see that the Sudan Government has stepped forward and has started funding for liver transplants considering the need of the hour. Our primary goal is to provide international patients with a high quality medical journey. As a part of our mission, we always strive to work towards and create an impact on the healthcare system of other countries where we have our presence.”
Dr. Rajesh Rajalingam, Clinical Lead – HPB Surgery ; Senior Consultant, Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, said “Our aim is to guide and support local doctors from Sudan and encourage them to navigate the complexities of caring for patients and provide good health to each one of them. I am extremely happy that our Self Sustaining Liver Transplant Program in Sudan under the guidance of Prof Rela has given us wonderful outcomes. We look forward to building a stronger foundation for a comprehensive care for the people of Sudan.
It was the zeal, commitment and concerted effort of the local doctors, that got them involved in performing the transplant with Rela’s surgical team in a government setup. The outcome was successful and witnessed a happy send-off for the patient.
About Rela Hospital:
Rela Hospital, an International Medical facility, is a quaternary care hospital dedicated to fostering and responding to the needs of a diverse patient population. The hospital provides high-quality healthcare with state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities and experienced, caring medical professionals.
Rela Hospital is designed to provide multi-specialty care with a special focus on multi-organ transplantation and critically ill patients. In addition to quaternary care in all specialties, the hospital is committed to providing day-to-day “primary and secondary care” to patients. Rela Hospital is a multi-super specialty hospital in a sprawling landscape of 36 acres located in Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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