The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) held a press conference yesterday to highlight the recent success of a kidney transplant performed on a 7-year-old, by a team of locally-trained Guyanese surgeons.
A Ministry of Health press release yesterday stated that the press conference was held to highlight the recent success of a kidney transplant performed on a 7-year-old paediatric patient, Angelica Soamnauth. Weighing in at just 17 kilogrammes, Soamnauth is the youngest paediatric patient to have undergone a kidney transplant that requires a patient to have a weight of 20kg and above.
The event was held in GPHC’s boardroom and attended by Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony. Also present were: the Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr Navindranauth Rambaran; Senior Registrar of the Paediatric Department, Mala Shewram and the parents of the patient, Angelica Soamnauth.