GRD Institute of Medical Science saves woman’s life by conducting Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr Rajeev Gupta and his team posing with the patient on whom they conducted Bone Marrow Transplant.
Dr Rajeev Gupta and his team posing with the patient on whom they conducted Bone Marrow Transplant.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 12: Guru Ravi Dass (GRD) Institute of Medical Science Research Centre, Valla (Amritsar) has claimed to have saved the life of a 43-year-old woman by conducting successful Bone Marrow Transplant.
Giving details of the case, Dr Rajeev Gupta, Medical Oncologist at GRD Institute of Medical Science Research Centre, Valla, said that a 43-year-old woman of Madhopur (Punjab) was diagnosed for Bone Marrow Cancer (Multiple Minoma) in the year 2018 by the Institute.
He said as at that time no facility for the Bone Marrow Transplant was available in the Institute, the condition of the patient was made stable by giving medicines and she was told that she had to undergo Bone Marrow Transplant. Dr Gupta told that the woman was successful treated few days by conducting the procedure which is now available in their Centre.
“Before conducting the procedure, the Bone Marrow of the woman (without cancer cells) was stored and then she was given a high dose of Chemotherapy to kill all the cancer cells present in her bones after which the formation of platelets, WBCs and RBCs stopped in the patient, which was a big challenge before him and his team,” Dr Gupta said, adding the patient was immediately transfused platelets, WBCs and RBCs, and then the Bone Marrow (without cancer cells) withdrawn from the patient was transplanted again.
Dr Gupta told that after nine days of the Bone Marrow Transplant, the formation of WBCs started in the patient’s body and after 13 days, the generation of platelets and RBCs also started. “After 3 weeks, the patient became fully healthy and he was discharged from the Centre,” he, adding, it was a very challenging case but due to advance procedure it became successful.
Dr Rajeev Gupta belongs to J&K. He did his schooling from Sainik School, Nagrota and MBBS (Gold Medalist) and MD Medicine from GMC Jammu. He completed his DNB (medical Oncology) from Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi. In fact, he is the first DNB (Medical Oncologist) degree holder from erstwhile J&K state and is now working in Amritsar.