In the first batch, five of the children arrived while the remaining six came in the second batch, the hospital spokesman said, adding that seven girls and four boys were transplanted.

Published: August 25, 2021 18:39 |

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NEW DELHI: Eleven children from the Philippines who suffered from chronic liver disease were given a new life after transplant operations in a leading private hospital.

Among these children were eight babies under 18 months of age, said a spokesman for the Apollo Hospital on Wednesday.

They arrived in two groups, accompanied by their parents, on August 15 last year and in February.

The liver transplants of the 11 children took place in the hospital during this time the spokesman said.

“These children, between the ages of 12 months (a boy) and 15 years of age, were in serious health and needed immediate organ transplants along with specialized medical treatment, and any further delay could have been fatal” According to a statement from the hospital.

It states that “a team from Apollo supported the families with the coordination of travel permits and did the same The spokesman said that there were seven girls in the first batch, five of the children arrived, while the remaining six arrived in the second batch and four boys underwent transplant operations.

Those in need of immediate medical attention were looked after by doctors until they completed their mandatory quarantine upon arrival, the hospital said.

Delhi had a big one last year Number of COVID-19 cases reported, and this year, from March to May, the city experienced a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Four patients who contracted COVID-19 while staying at a hotel, after theirs Surgery, but everyone recovered well, the doctors said.

The statement said the children successfully received life-saving cod liver oil after the mandatory hospital quarantine After postoperative observation and care, these children returned to their country on August 23, it was said South Asia region received.

But since countries imposed travel and movement restrictions due to the pandemic, many patients have been denied life-saving treatment, “said Dr. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director of Apollo Hospitals.

He said the hospital group has been fortunate to have tremendous support from embassies and this has helped simplify the processes.

“After the transplant, evolved four children at their COVID-19 hotel while waiting for their flight. All four recovered uneventfully (with no complications), “said Sibal.

The chief liver transplant surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Neerav Goyal, said,” For a liver transplant, surgery is done if the patient is up in the following weeks Months are at high risk of dying from their disease. “

” With COVID-19 not going away anytime soon, many of these patients were unlikely to survive the pandemic without a liver transplant, and patients traveled despite several Challenges to us, “said Goyal.

” In seven of the eleven cases, their mothers were donors. We are happy that you have returned, ”he added.

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