India is going to achieve another landmark in the medical field. According to reports, Pune’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) will perform the country’s first ever womb transplant surgery on May 18. A woman is going to donate her uterus to her daughter. The doctors have carried out a long research on both these women before going for this surgery. A team of 12 doctors will perform the operation. The hospital has also got approval for five years to carry out such transplants. Pune hospital is all set to perform this transplant on 18th May. Another transplant will take place on May 19, and the third will be conducted in June.
Another hospital in Bangalore is also going to conduct such transplant under the supervision of a team from Sweden. Milan Fertility Center has taken permission from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). This transplant will be held in June on two women who are born without any uterus. The director of this Fertility Center says that a team from Gothenburg will supervise all the procedure. This is the team which has conducted the womb transplants in Sweden.
Both the medical centers are giving statements against each other. Milan’s director says that GCLI has not taken permission from the competent authority. GCLI says that Milan has no professional team and confidence and, thus, is seeking the help of Swedish team of doctors. “We are doing it by ourselves”, said an official source from GCLI. Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar also answered, on being asked about the lapse in protocol, that they were competent. He added that their team had got professional training and practical experience from Sweden and Germany.
Figures show that 25 such transplants have taken place all over the world. The very first trial of womb transplant took place in Sweden in 2013. Swedish doctors have transplanted 11 wombs into defected women. Out of these 11 cases, 7 remained successful in carrying out pregnancy.
This womb transplant will help the issueless women to get successful pregnancies. The donor and receiver have to remain under intense care for the first 6 months. IVF procedure is used to transfer fertilized embryos into the uterus. All these protocols and processes depend greatly on the health of the receiver.