Kidney transplant was successfully performed for the first time at Karnali Provincial Hospital, Surkhet.
A team led by Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha of the Martyr Dharma Bhakta Mathema National Transplant Centre, Bhaktapur and Province Hospital Director Dr Dambar Khadka undertook the transplantation.
Kidney transplant surgery was successfully performed on Moti Bahadur Thapa, 22. Thapa 's 43-year-old mother had donated him a kidney for the transplant.
This is the first kidney transplant surgery in Karnali, shared Hospital Director Dr Khadka. He further informed that the transplant was successful.
"From now patients from Karnali do not need to go Kathmandu seeking kidney transplant services", Dr Shrestha said.
The hospital has a plan to continue with the transplant service. Hospital's doctors, nurses and technicians would be sent to the Transplant Centre for high-level capacity building training to achieve the plan, says hospital.