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Pakistan has one of the highest cases of liver diseases, and Delhi’s Apollo Hospital has played host to over 400 Pakistani patients in the last eight years
New Delhi: When Pakistani raiders were beheading Indian soldiers, a group of Indian doctors were helping their Pakistani counterparts to do complex liver transplants in Lahore. The doctors from Delhi’s Apollo Hospital spent long hours in the surgery room of the Sheikh Zayed Hospital during a four-day trip that began January 6 – incidentally the day major trouble erupted on the Jammu and Kashmir border.
Unlike during the 2012 trip, this time the Indian doctors only oversaw the “right lobe adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation” on one woman and two male Pakistani patients, conducted by their own doctors.
“It is a highly complex operation and involves removing liver mass from the donor,” doctor Subash Gupta, who has led the Centre for Liver and Billiary Science at Apollo Hospital since 2001, told IANS. Read more