Human Organ Transplant Centre conducts 1,200 kidney transplants in 11 years

Published On: February 2, 2024 06:45 PM NPT By: RSS

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 2: The Human Organ Transplant Centre under the Ministry of Health and Population has successfully conducted 1,200 kidney transplants in the last 11 years. 

The center reached this mark after the kidney of a 34-year-old woman was transplanted on her 39-year-old husband on Thursday, said center's executive director and senior transplant surgeon Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha.

The center, established by the government in 2012, had for the first time successfully performed a kidney transplant in 2016 with technical assistance from South Korea. The center at present has become self-reliant in organ transplant where the team of Nepali surgeons independently conduct transplant on the patients.

The center also performs four liver transplants in four consecutive days in a week, said Dr Shrestha.

The center accounts for 80 percent of Nepal's organ transplant and has achieved 99 per cent success in transplant, claimed Dr Shrestha. 



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