Fortis Hospital, Noida and Fortis Foundation (FF) supported a lifesaving liver transplant surgery on a girl child from Pakistan. The five year old Anabiya was suffering from Hyperoxaluria Type 1, a rare condition among children, which required a liver transplant. The surgery was successfully conducted a team of clinicians led by Dr Vivek Vij, Director, Liver Transplant Programme at Fortis Hospital, NOIDA.
The patient came to consult Dr Vivek Vij during an outpatient department (OPD) programme with complains of recurrent abdominal pain. Upon investigations, the condition of Hyperoxaluria Type 1 was detected. This is a condition when bilateral renal stones are formed and oxalate deposition takes place in other parts of the body. The condition is actuated due to Alanine Glyoxylate Aminotransferase (AGT) deficiency in liver. This life threatening condition can only be cured by a liver transplant.
Dr. Vivek Vij, Director, Liver Transplant Program, Fortis Hospital, Noida said, “I assessed Anabiya’s health at an outstation OPD in Pakistan. Lack of awareness, incorrect diagnosis and various factors had prevented her care givers from accessing the right treatment. We were able to diagnose the problem, a rare problem in children, for which a liver transplant is the only treatment. With the team’s support at Fortis, the surgery was successful and the patient responded well to the treatment and has been discharged.”
The family of Anabiya belongs to the underprivileged section of the society. A request for financial support with regard to treatment was made by the family. The Fortis Foundation and Fortis Hospital, NOIDA bore a part of the treatment. The surgery was successfully conducted when her father donated a portion of his liver. Anabiya was discharged after recovery and she is ready to go back home. Her father Mr Mansoor Hussain runs a small general store and her mother Ms Shaista Mansoor is a homemaker.
Mr Jasbir Grewal, Head, Fortis Foundation said, “Many children are deprived of the opportunity to access proper medical aid at an early stage due to lack of resources and knowledge on the part of their care givers. Timely and correct detection can enable a child to live a healthy and full life. We, at FF, support those children by increasing the level of health awareness, running preventive and detection programmes and help them to get back the healthy life.”
Mr Gagan Sehgal, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Noida said, “Fortis Hospital, Noida has pioneered several complex surgeries in the past. We are happy that our team could support the surgery of a girl child Press Release For Immediate Publication from our neighboring country. The team under the guidance of Dr Vij gave their best shot and were successful in their endeavor to save her life. Our efforts reinforce our focus to provide quality health care services and medical aid to anyone across the globe who requires it.”
The family expressed their gratitude when Mr Mansoor Hussain, father of baby Anabiya, said, “We are thankful & to Dr Vivek Vij for giving our daughter a new lease of life. We remain grateful to the support provided by Fortis Hospital, NOIDA and Fortis Foundation in treatment of our daughter.”
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