GIMS performs bone marrow transplant surgery

KARACHI: Founding Director of the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) Khairpur, Dr Raheem Bukhsh Bhatti informed on Tuesday that the first ever successful free of cost bone marrow transplant surgery was performed at the hospital.


He said surgery was performed on a 21-year-old Tahreem hailing from Bahawalpur, who was diagnosed with a plastic anemia, according to a statement. He said that Dr Farhan, Head of the Department of Bone Marrow Transplant, and his team successfully conducted the surgery, adding that the patients and her 24-year-old donor Shehroob were stable.


He said the BMT department in GIMS is one of the biggest transplant surgery departments in Pakistan. He said bone marrow transplant surgery costs around Rs 4 million in Pakistan but the entire procedure was performed at GIMS free of cost.