Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal has so far conducted as many as 28 transplants of kidneys from living donors and two from brain-dead patients, said JNIMS director Laishram Deben Singh in a press meet held at his office on Thursday.
One K Roben Kumar, a brain-dead patient from Kongpal Kshetri Leikai on Wednesday donated his one kidney to JNIMS and another to Shija Hospital, making him the second brain-dead donor, he said.
The first-ever organ donation from a deceased person was from one Sarungbam Kennedy Singh from Chingamathak Nameirakpam Leikai. Within six hours of being declared brain dead, one of Kennedy’s kidneys was donated to JNIMS and the other to Shija Hospital, he mentioned.
As a result of his donation, two patients with end-stage kidney disease received kidney transplants, providing them with a new lease on life, he added.
In connection with dengue cases in Manipur, medical superintendent Lokendro said that starting from July end to August of this year, a total of 167 patients tested Dengue positive and 11 are still under treatment.
As of now, there are no specific medicines to treat dengue and there are no vaccines. So, it is better to prevent such viral infections that can spread from mosquitoes to people, he added.