Mumbai: Sahyadri Hospitals Pune on Saturday felicitated two Mumbaikars to salute their brave fight against life threatening liver diseases . These two include well known columnist Radhika Sachdev and marketing professional Pranav Kannani. The felicitation program was organised at Apex Multi speciality Hospital Borivali (E) in presence of Dr Manish Pathak,Transplant Anaesthetist, Sahyadri Hospitals, Dr. Shailesh Sable, Liver Transplant Surgeon, Sahyadri Hospitals and Directors of Apex Multi Specialty Hospital Dr. Vrajesh & Sangeeta Shah. The program in Mumbai coincided with the conclusion of free liver check up camps organised across Mumbai in association at Apex Multi specialty Hospitals and various clinics of Health Spring . The check ups have been organised to mark the important milestone of 150 successful liver transplants by Sahyadri Hospitals in just three years . Sahyadri Hospitals has also initiated Liver OPDs in association with Healthspring at their Andheri (W)-Link Road, Vashi & Goregaon (E) centers & with Apex Multi specialty Hospitals in Borivali (East)
Sharing her experiences Liver Champion and well known columnist Radhika Sachdev said that my entire family has a donor card and I never thought I would be in the line of recipients one day . When we go through such situations we release how important our organs are as they can give a new lease of life to many . We should therefore never waste our organs and plan things the way we do in succession planning. She added that my health before the transplant was deteriorating and I had told to doctors that if I need ventilator don’t keep it beyond two days . I had seen my mother on ventilator for 17 days and the pain she had gone through. But at that time I didn’t have the courage to tell the doctors to remove the ventilator. I underwent a successful transplant at Sahyadri Hospitals, Pune to live the beautiful life once again. I have penned down my experiences in my book “Second Go”.
Liver Champion Pranav Kannani said that it was around there years back that I underwent liver transplant at Sahyadri Hospitals, Pune. Thanks to Dr. Bipin Vibhute, Dr. Manish Pathank & Team that I am standing in front of you . This shows beautiful things can happen in life . Whenever and wherever possible i will continue to create awareness on organ donation .
Sharing his views, Transplant Anaesthetist, Sahyadri Hospitals Dr. Manish Pathak said, “Liver diseases have become very common in India which is a serious concern. The primary reason for this is the changing lifestyle, wrong eating habits and addiction. Liver diseases have today become common even among st people from rural areas and those staying on the outskirts of the city. Early detection of liver problems and the right treatment can help save many lives and awareness about this is important. Understanding this, Sahyadri hospitals has been organizing free liver check-up camps in various cities since May & will continue till July 19″.
Dr Vrajesh Shah, Director Apex Multi specialty Hospital said that the unique campaign will go a long way in creating awareness about Liver diseases and the treatment. The Liver OPD which has been started at our hospital by Sahyadri Hospitals will help needy patients get timely treatment at affordable cost.
Sahyadri Hospitals have initiated a series of 20 liver screening camps in Marathwada, Western and Northern Maharashtra and Mumbai, since May 2019. Camps cover various cities like Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, Baramati, Indapur, Parbhani, Latur, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Solapur, Osmanabad, Nashik, Jalgaon and Akluj.
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