Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) Hospital in Porompat has achieved a significant milestone by successfully conducting two kidney transplantations using kidneys donated by deceased persons. The kidney transplants from living donors have reached 28 in total. Late K. Rubenkumar, aged 31 from Kongpal Kshetri Leikai had donated his kidney. Prior to him, late Sarungbam Kenedy, aged 42 from Singjamei Chingamathak had donated his kidneys. Their kidneys have been successfully transplanted to patients at JNIMS and Shija Hospital, saving four lives. Speaking to media, JNIMS Director, Professor L. Deben shared that six more individuals, including four from Langol Old Age Home and one each from Bishnupur and Thoubal, have pledged to donate their organs after their demise to JNIMS hospital. He made a heartfelt appeal to the people of the state to consider pledging their organs for donation after their demise instead of allowing their precious organs to go to waste through cremation or burial.
While, Dr. Kh. Lokeshore, the Medical Superintendent of JNIMS, urged the public to exercise caution and adopt preventive measures as the state grapples with an increasing number of reported dengue cases. He noted that JNIMS hospital has already treated 167 dengue cases, which include 10 infants and a pregnant woman. Additionally, the hospital has admitted 11 new cases. On a positive note, Dr. Kh. Lokeshore mentioned that JNIMS has not reported any fatalities related to dengue this year.