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First-ever bone marrow transplant conducted in Srinagar hospital

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Srinagar: The Division of Clinical Hematology at Sher Kashmir Establishment of Clinical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura has without precedent for Jammu and Kashmir played out a coordinated kin Allogenic Immature microorganism/Bone Marrow Relocate for a patient experiencing extreme Aplastic Pallor.

This strategy is profoundly best in class treatment and is done at just two other Government Emergency clinics in entire of Northern India (AIIMS, New-Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh).

Dr Javid Rasool, Prof. and Head Of Department Clinical Haematology said that “prior to this, our patients had to go outside J-K for the procedure of transplant which would cost them Rs. 20 Lacs to Rs. 50 Lacs depending on the centre. The success of Stem Cell /Bone Marrow Transplant at our Institute will provide new hope to the poor patients of Blood Cancer and other hematological disorders”.

A sixteen year old boy from Ladakh (12th class student) came to the Department of Clinical Haematology at SKIMS and was diagnosed as severe Aplastic Anemia. As his marrow stem cells were affected, the only curative treatment option for him was Stem Cell Transplantation.

Luckily, his sister’s bone marrow foundational microorganisms were discovered to be coordinating. Along these lines, quiet was taken for Allogenic coordinated kin relocate. By and by, tolerant is progressing nicely and has been released in stable condition. This will open entryways for the helpless patients with Blood Disease and other hematological issues including immunodeficiency problems, he added.

The Director SKIMS and EOSG Dr. A.G Ahangar complimented the whole Department of Clinical Haematology including faculty members: Dr. Sajad Geelani Addl. Prof, Dr. Reashma Roshan Asstt Prof, Dr. Afaq Ahmad Khan Asstt Prof. and Senior Residents (both Clinical & Lab. side), Resident staff as well as Paramedical Staff of Ward 5P, technical staff (lab. side) and office staff of Clinical Haematology Department.

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