Assam bone marrow transplant

Guwahati, Aug 30: The Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) have reportedly completed its first even first bone marrow transplant (BMT) successfully in Assam.

As per reports, the patient who underwent the transplantation is a resident of Kamalpur and was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

The GMCH according to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has two seats for BMT patients as of now while the successful transplantation was seen to be a massive advancement in the health sector.

The procedure for the transplantation cost around Rs 2 lakh at the GMCH.

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The CM also visited the doctors and staff involved in the procedure at the hospital to greet them. He further stressed the need for more seats for BMT.

While sharing the news on Twitter CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that “My heartiest congratulations to HM @keshab_mahanta, Prof Jina Bhattacharyya & GMCH team on your stupendous feat of performing Assam’s first Bone Marrow Transplant on a 46-yr-old male patient. It’s a significant milestone in our passionate pursuit of excellence in healthcare. What makes this feat special is that now it gives us the ability to offer this critical care to patients at a much lower cost than the cost incurred by State Govt in referring our patients outside Assam. Our commitment to give the best healthcare services is unwavering.”

Sarma also added that the government is aiming to complete the new medical college and hospital within a year in Guwahati.