15 month old baby Nihal gets liver transplant in Delhi hospital

New Delhi, August 27: Despite all odds against him, 15-month-old Nihal Upadhyay, weighing only six kilograms, has emerged winner in the battle of survival as doctors in the national capital carried out a successful liver transplant on him.


Nihal was brought to Apollo Hospital in April 2007 in a deteriorating health condition as he was suffering from Idiopathic Neonatal Hepatitis.

Because of the progressive liver disease and jaundice the child was unable to gain weight. “He weighed about 6.4 kgs in his 13th month which is incomparable to normal babies of his age. Deteriorating liver function and loss of weight indicated a need for liver transplant,” Anupam Sibal, senior consultant Pediatrics, Indrapratha Apollo Hospitals, said.

“Surgery on such a child was a difficult task. He had no muscle reserve nor fat reserve and his blood vessels were too small. If we transplanted a liver, it would push up to his chest and make breathing impossible,” recalled Sibal.

Along with this, there were other hurdles too awaiting for this child hailing from Kolkata. Born after two years of fertility treatment, Nihal was being treated under the free patient category but the money for the surgery and post operative care had to be raised.

A liver transplant requires anything between Rs 12 to Rs 15 lakh which was difficult for the low-income family to arrange.

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Nehal’s surgery by the third week of June.

Baby at Apollo Hospital in need of help
“An eleven-month-old baby, Nehal, is fighting for his life at the Apollo hospital in Delhi.”

I wanted to inform that, at last long awaited surgery of ailing baby “Nehal” is now slated to be performed on 24th June. As we all aware that the surgery is most complicated let us pray to the almighty that the efforts of the “Dr. Subash Gupta’s, team will be successful”.

Nehal has been battling chronic jaundice since he was born. He has been admitted to the hospital. Nehal is responding well and is gaining weight. We all are wishing for Nehal to be healthy so that his surgery can be performed.

His doctors at Apollo hospital are performing his operation free of cost.
Nehal’s surgery by the third week of June will be done by one of the best liver transplant surgeon “Dr Subash Gupta”.

Baby at Apollo Hospital in need of help

Baby at Apollo Hospital in need of help
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