11th Deceased Donor program at OCHRI OCHRI’s 112th Kidney transplant surgery Madduru Sreenivasulu becomes a hero

Madduru Sreenivasulu a 47-year-old Civil Contractor and Nellore resident who suffered from stroke was admitted in Neuron Hospital on 19/11/2017 and was operated same day. Since he was brain dead, the relatives including his two wives namely Smt.Sreelatha and Smt.Vijaya and daughter namely Ms. Anusha- Btech student on the basis of counselling done by Neuro-Surgeon Dr. Chandrashekhar Pakhmode volunteered to donate his kidneys and liver. Dr. Shiv Narayan Acharya, Transplant Convener of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and ZTCC Office was informed and the patient was shifted to OCHRI on 02/12/2017 at 11.15pm. Dr. Shivam Puniyani, on duty OCHRI Intensivist accepted the patient and put him on protocol for maintaining brain dead potential organ donor. Madduru Sreenivasulu was a Btech (Structural Engineer) and owned his construction company M/s VLC Co. He suffered a stroke at Bhandara and was shifted to Neuron Hospital on 19/11/2017. He is survived by his two wives, 2 daughters (1st one- Btech, 2nd one studying in 12th standard) and one son (studying in 10th Std).

After performing all essential confirmatory test at OCHRI as per laid down government’s standard protocol by the team of government approved brain dead certification specialists namely Dr. Devayani Buche, Dr. Vishwas Dashputra and Dr. Vasant Dangra; he was certified as Brain Stem dead status.

Dr. S.J. Acharya, Nephrologist & Transplant Advisor and Smt. Manjiri Damle, Transplant Coordinator-OCHRI completed all necessary formalities and Nagpur ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee) reached out to recipients as per waiting list. Mumbai Global Hospital & MGM Aurangabad team reached OCHRI by 7.30pm on 03/12/2017 for liver retrieval. But around 10pm the condition of the Aurangabad patient deteriorated and hence Nagpur ZTCC reached out to other hospitals as per SOTTO list and it was learnt that Wockhardt- Mumbai had one potential recipient ready so the liver was subsequently retrieved by Global Hospital- MGM Aurangabad team at 12 midnight after getting all signals and was transported in OCHRI ambulance to Airport and airlifted by chartered flight at 12.45am for the patient in Wockhardt Hospital- Mumbai. It was a very patient time for relatives and hospital personnel who were waiting for ZTCC signal to start retrieval. In between it was also contemplated that they will proceed with only kidney retrieval since relatives were getting restless as they had to take the body to Nellore. But at last all went well and TEAM Nagpur could comply with wishes of family. Kidneys were retrieved after liver retrieval as per norms and one kidney transplant surgery was done at OCHRI by transplant team Dr. Suhas Salpekar, Dr. Rajesh Soni, Dr. Sandeep Deshmukh and Dr. Rohit Gupta supported by Dr. S.J. Acharya, Transplant Physician. Dr. Smita Harkare, Dr. Neeta Deshpande, Dr. Anita Pande & Dr. Sweety Pasari provided the anaesthesia services and Dr. Kavita Dhurvey will assisted the retrieval & transplant team during the surgery. This was 112th Kidney transplant surgery of OCHRI.

This cadaveric kidney donation brought new ray of life for three families as both the kidneys were given to two needy patients and liver to one. The family had refused eye and skin donation and his Heart could not be retrieved due to a valvular condition One kidney went to a 26years male at OCHRI and the other kidney was transported to Care Hospital for transplant to 47-year-old female as per ZTCC waiting list. ZTCC formalities were coordinated by Dr. Ravi Wankhede under leadership of Dr. Vibhavari Dani, ZTCC President. Smt.Veena Wathore, Social Worker appointed by ROTTO & SOTTO for Nagpur ZTCC coordinated the official formalities in an exemplary manner.

Shri. Ravindra Pardesi, DCP- Traffic & Shri.Gyaneshwar Patil, PI Incharge- Bajaj Nagar Police station Bajaj Nagar were duly informed by Dr. Anup Marar in evening and team of Traffic Police officials led by Shri. Bhandarkar- Senior PI, Shri.Tathod- PI and Shri.Raghuvanshi-PI assured to coordinate the green corridor arrangement for early transport of organs from OCHRI to Airport but since it was getting quite late by 12 midnight and the traffic anyway was less, no green corridor arrangement was later on advised by them. Shri. Sunil Sure coordinated the transport arrangements while Mr. Satish Ganvir drove the ambulance carrying liver to airport. As per request of relatives, OCHRI had also proactively arranged for the body to be transported in an ambulance run by Mr. Rashid to Nellore.

Dr.S. J Acharya informed that “What is needed is a proactive attitude towards cadaveric organ donation, counselling for relatives for organ donation in the event of brain death, adequate hospital infrastructure, matching and distribution of the organs and co-ordination amongst hospitals.”

On this occasion, Dr. Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, said that “This is a fine example of generosity, and a great human spirit. The family’s gesture demonstrates that there is a latent desire in everyone to “make a difference”. He also added that the 11th cadaveric donation at OCHRI demonstrates the exemplary coordination existing between ZTCC, Private hospitals, Public and Police to promote Deceased Donor Organ donation program in Nagpur city.

At OCHRI; Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Ganesh Bure, Dr. Rani Lakhe, Dr. Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Neha Agarwal & Dr. Shivam Puniyani- Intensivists, Sr. Preethy, Sr. Sindhu, Sr. Ambika along with nursing and paramedical staff of OCHRI Transplant unit are taking care of the recipient under supervision of Dr. Shivnarayan Acharya, Nephrologist.

Smt.Sanjana Meshram, Smt.Vaishali Mastkar and Ms. Priya, OCHRI PRO’s worked hard for the success of this initiative under supervision of Smt.Manjiri Damle, OCHRI Transplant Coordinator.

Dr. Vaishali Khandait, Nagpur IMA President has conveyed her wishes to all those who were unwearyingly involved in realising the dream of Sreenivasulu family.