500-bed Yangon Specialty Hospital performs its 55th kidney transplant operation

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The 55th kidney transplant operation is underway on 29 November 2022.

Union Minister for Health Dr Thet Khaing Win discussed with the medical superintendent of the 500-bed Yangon Specialty Hospital, professor/department head of respective subjects, specialists, retired medics and health workers in detail to resume the kidney transplant operation, which was suspended in February 2020 for the outbreak of COVID-19, to mark Diamond Jubilee Independence Day which falls on 4 January 2023.
On 29 November, the 500-bed Yangon Specialty Hospital successfully resumed the renal transplant operation under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, Medical Services Department and relevant medics. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein, Director-General of the Medical Services Department Dr Myat Wunna Soe, Rector of Yangon General Hospital (medical superintendent/treatment) Dr Thida Hla and officials watched the operation processes and comforted the patient and families. The Yangon Region chief minister donated K1 million to the patient and provided K5 million to health workers.
On the morning of 29 November, the medics performed the operation on two sisters– patient Ma Khin Nyo Nyo Htwe and donor Ma Thin Pyae Pyae Moe. It was completed at noon and the kidney recipient and donor were in good condition and under medical care at the intensive care unit.
The operation was conducted by the medical units led by Prof/department head (urine and renal surgery) Prof Dr Kyaw Soe Kyaw of 500-bed Yangon Specialty Hospital, Prof/department head (urine and renal treatment) Prof Dr Win Win Hlaing, Prof/department head (Anesthesia) Prof Dr Mu Mu Naing, Prof/department head (X-ray) Prof Dr Aung Cho Tun, Deputy Director-General Dr Thida Aung of National Blood Centre (Yangon), Director (Pathology) Dr Swe Sett of National Health Laboratory (Yangon) and veteran retired medics Prof Dr Than Aye, Prof Dr Kyaw Swar Hlaing, Prof Dr Phone Myint, Prof Dr Khin Maung Htay, Prof Dr Kyi Kyi San, skilled nurses, Medical Superintendent Dr Aung Lin Aye of 500-bed Yangon Specialty Hospital and with the cooperation of hospital management committee members.
The hospital was established in 2014 and since then, it conducted 54 kidney transplant operations: four times in 2014 while 10 in 2015 and 2016 respectively, nine times each in 2017 and 2018, 10 times in 2019, two times in February 2020 and the last one is the 55th operation. — MNA

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