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The specialist who will treat Mahajan

A Correspondent in Mumbai | April 23, 2006 14:47 IST
Last Updated: April 23, 2006 15:02 IST

Dr Mohamed Rela, who has flown in from London Sunday morning to help in the treatment of Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Pramod Mahajan, is one of the world foremost liver transplant specialists.

Rela heads a transplant team at the King's College Hospital, London.

The BJP leader, who was shot by his brother Pravin at his Mumbai home on Saturday, has extensive injuries to his liver. Doctors at the Hinduja Hospital have been working round-the-clock to contain bleeding from the liver. Dr Rela and his team have been called in to explore the possibility of a liver transplant if that is possible given the state Mahajan is in.
The 47-year-old has more that 800 liver transplants to his credit. His liver transplant on a five-day-old Irish infant got him an entry to the Guiness Book of Records in 2000.

The surgeon was born in Mayiladuthurai village in Tamil Nadu. He got his medical degree from Stanley Medical College, Chennai. After completing an MS from the same college, he went to the United Kingdom and got another MS and then got an FRCS in 1988.

Dr Rela also has signed an agreement with Global Hospitals, Hyderabad, to provide for living related liver transplantation surgery free of cost to children below the age of 12.

He has also pioneered 'split liver' transplant surgery, which involves the division of a healthy donor organ to help transplant it to two patients. He is also an expert at live donor transplants.

He has published more than 100 scientific papers related to liver transplantation. And helped train surgeons and set up liver transplant programmes around the world.

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This will be the most ironical rather embarrasing sutuation for Pramod Mahajan, even more than the fact that his brother has shot him. The fact ...

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Pramod Mahajan is a GENTLEMAN Politician. All medical efforts should be taken to save his life. Everyone should pray to God almighty to save his ...

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Thanks to the TALENTS INDIA gave like Dr.Mohammed Rela. I feel proud being an INDIAN here, at the same time it is sad that we ...

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Great job doctor. From your profile it appears that Pramod Mahajan is in safe hands. Also worth mentioning is that you make all of us ...

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May the Giver of life bless and strengthen Mr. Pramod Mahajan.

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