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Delhi rape: Hospital offers free intestinal transplant to victim

Dec 21, 2012 16:22 IST

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New Delhi: As the young student battles for life bravely five days after the brutal gang-rape, a leading private hospital here today offered free intestinal transplantation and subsequent treatment to her.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has communicated this offer to Dr B D Nathani, Medical Superintendent of Safdurjung Hospital where the victim is being treated currently, Dr R S Rana, Chairman, Board of Management SGRH, said.

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The 23-year-old student has undergone a surgery to remove her gangrenous intestine. The doctors treating her had said that she is "stable, alert and conscious" but she remained on ventilator support.

"Intestinal failure occurs when most of the intestine has to be removed surgically as in this case. Intestinal transplant is the only chance of survival with a normal functioning intestine for the victim," Dr Samiran Nundy Chairman, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Organ Transplantation said.

According to Dr Naimish Mehta, Transplant Surgeon, SGRH, who was involved in India's first Living Donor Intestinal Transplant Surgery, "There are two ways by which intestinal graft can be obtained, either from a brain dead donor or from a living related donor. Both these options could be available for the victim once her condition stabilises."

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