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PGIMER’s first liver transplant patient suffers brain haemorrhage


Chandigarh : Just days after announcing the success of its first ever liver transplant, the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here Sunday said the patient had suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Vijay Kumar Khurana, 49, a resident of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, had undergone the liver transplant surgery April 15.

“His blood pressure suddenly shot up and he suffered brain haemorrhage. He has been kept at intensive care unit and doctors are keeping a close watch on his health,” a PGIMER doctor said Sunday.

One of the most prestigious institutes in north India, PGIMER was allowed to conduct liver transplant surgeries in December 2009.

In a press conference April 20, PGIMER said it had performed its first ever liver transplant.

Various sections of PGIMER, including departments of surgery, hepatology, anaesthesia, radiology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, transfusion medicine and cardiology, were involved in the operation.

According to hospital authorities, Khurana was recovering well, but his condition suddenly started deteriorating after April 20.

However, Khurana’s family members remain optimistic.

“We have full faith in the ability of PGIMER doctors. They are very capable and I am sure that my brother is in safe hands,” said Raj Kumar Khurana, the patient’s brother.