Indore: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College authority has shifted the bone marrow transplant unit to Super Speciality Hospital from MY Hospital to double its capacity.
The number beds in the unit has now increased to ten from five. The number of employees working for the unit, however, remains the same. Two professors (paediatricians), 2 senior residents, 18 nursing staff, including three in-charges and others render their services at the unit, officials said.
The shifting was carried out on Monday after three patients were discharged and two were shifted from MY Hospital to Super Speciality Hospital, said Super Speciality Hospital superintendent Dr Sumit Shukla. “The new facility would be a big boost for those who need bone marrow transplant,” said Dr Shukla. MGM has so far performed transplant in 64 persons, mostly who are kids, except three adults.
It would be a challenge for authorities to perform adult transplants in the new unit. The bone marrow transplant is carried out for treatment of patients of blood disorders- thalassaemia, sickle cell anaemia, aplastic anaemia, blood cancers (high risk leukaemia or lymphoma).Madhya Pradesh reports around 6500 cases of sickle cell anaemia annually.