Cuttack: The first Haplo bone marrow transplant patient in Odisha at the SCB Medical College and Hospital died during treatment at the hospital on Thursday.
The first Haplo bone marrow transplant was done at the Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital on a patient named Subranngshu Sahoo, a resident of Odisha’s Khurda district. The 19-year-old patient has been suffering from blood cancer since 2019 and the doctors at the SCB Medical College and Hospital were acclaimed for the successful surgery.
However, even as the patient’s health was improving gradually, doctors informed on Friday that he died this morning.
Sahoo, a resident of the Kantamalim area in Khordha district, has been undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital and returned home after being cured. Unfortunately, he fell ill again in 2022. As the cancer was in the third stage and the chemotherapy was over, the family gave up all hopes of his recovery. But following a successful bone marrow transplant surgery, Subhrangshu got a new lease of life.
Subhrangshu’s sister Sanjivini and her younger brother donated stem cells to Subhrangshu for the bone marrow transplant. This made the rare surgery possible.
Talking to the media on Friday morning, Dr Sudhanshu Shekhar Mishra, superintendent of SCB Medical College and Hospital, said, “The patient was recovering well, and had he survived for another 4-5 days his body would have accepted the stem cells. Unfortunately, he died suddenly this morning. We have ordered a death review of the patient.”