Sami Abdul Raouf (Dubai)
The family of the young Britvik Basker (an Indian national) did not think that they would receive unparalleled care anywhere in the world, after it was confirmed that their son needed a kidney transplant, because of his suffering from “chronic kidney disease in the last stage.” The family has become thinking about many medical and financial matters that threaten the future and dreams of their 16-year-old son, and despite this he achieved many academic achievements during his educational career, as he formally joined as an associate researcher at the Center for Basic Concepts in Science to research in astrophysics, and he is the author Participant of NASA’s Primer in Astrobiology and Graduated as a Global Researcher in Science in June 2020.
However, the talented student at Dubai College faced a major challenge in light of kidney failure that prevented him from performing his homework, and the pretvik kidneys were small and partially working since his birth, thus, according to doctors, his condition reached the “final stage of kidney disease” which required an urgent kidney transplant. .
In the House of Genius
“Al-Ittihad” visited the family in their home in the Jumeirah Village area in Dubai, where they met the father, mother and son, whom we found working on reading and following up on one of his researches, who responded by saying, “I want to return the favor to the Emirates through the scientific research that I am working on now and in the future, where I am currently working on doing some research. ”
“Thank you, my father, you have given me a new lease on life, and I preferred my rest to your comfort,” Britvik said.
“I pledge to work to raise awareness about the urgent need for organ donation to save the lives of patients like me,” said Pritvik, who was chosen as the UAE ambassador for organ donation. “I was lucky that my father was by my side in this ordeal and donated his kidneys to help me.”
“There are a lot of children and adults who need transplants to survive,” he added. I will work closely with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Al Jalila Foundation to ensure increased awareness of organ donation. ”
Support and support As for the father, Basker, her age, who has been living in the UAE with his family for 10 years, he indicated that the UAE helped him with his son’s fatigue and illness twice, the first during the closure period due to the Corona pandemic, as she worked to facilitate his return to Dubai to be next to his son after If his fatigue increased, his illness increased, and his kidneys stopped working.
He said: “As for the second time, when I took care of the expenses of care and attention for the surgery that was performed for my son, and I especially thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, because he helped me a lot in these circumstances, and he did not I expect the existence of such support and assistance anywhere in the world ».
While the mother of the young Britvik expressed her joy at the success of her son’s kidney transplant, noting the efforts and medical services provided to her husband and son before the operation and during the operation and health follow-up at the present time.
And she said, “My son received a kidney from his father. Fortunately we are all well. We thank the rulers of the Emirates, as well as the doctors and nurses who devoted their time and effort to serve us. We are sure that this is an excellent achievement for the UAE. Thank God .. Thank you, Emirates.”
Presently, the ambitious Britvik is living his life naturally, enjoying productive time with his family and reaching his full potential.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, had sent a letter to Pritvik before the transplant procedure, informing him that he would be taken care of in the United Arab Emirates.
His Highness said in his message, “To my dear Pritvek, this is a small gesture from me to you to remind you that you are here in your country and that you are in safe hands, and that I will pray to God to keep you in good health and safety .. Keep smiling, little warrior.”
Emirates excellence in organ transplantation
Dr. Waldo Concepcion, Head of the Organ Transplant Center at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, confirmed that the success of organ transplantation operations in the country is a major shift in this field, in light of the development of health services and the presence of a strong culture of donation among community members.
He said, “The UAE has many elements that qualify it to perform all organ transplantation operations, foremost among which are high-level medical capabilities and technologies, and adopting smart solutions in the field of medicine and organ transplant research.”
He pointed out that it possesses medical expertise and competencies, a wide network of internationally accredited medical facilities, and other high-quality services and capabilities at the global level.
Dr. Waldo Concepcion, Head of the Organ Transplant Center at the Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, said: “Child pretvic surgery is the first living donor kidney transplant at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, and it was a success.”
He pointed out that Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital recently launched an integrated center for pediatric organ transplantation, the first of its kind in Dubai, with the aim of meeting the demand for children’s organ transplantation and providing specialized care to protect the lives of sick children in the United Arab Emirates.
He emphasized that the center will play an important and pivotal role in providing organ transplant services to children in the United Arab Emirates in a comprehensive manner, including an integrated management of clinical care, innovation and research.
The center targets people with acute and chronic diseases that affect the function and functioning of vital organs in the body, with the aim of complete management and prevention of chronic injuries, in addition to treating organ failure in the final stage through organ transplantation, and providing more specialized care after the transplant, in addition to preserving these Organs to protect patients’ lives.
4 kidney transplants for children
Dr. Waldo Concepcion, Head of the Organ Transplant Center at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, announced that Al Jalila Hospital has performed 4 kidney transplants for children so far, in cooperation with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Mediclinic, Madinah Hospital.
He revealed that the new and integrated center in Al Jalila Children’s will conduct 10 kidney transplants annually, and will provide innovative and comprehensive clinical care for sick children before and after transplantation and conduct specialized research studies to benefit from them in this field.
In December of 2020, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, announced the approval of the Organ Transplant Program in Dubai to confirm its global leadership in this field and raise the level of health care.
The program contributes to strengthening efforts to make Dubai a global destination in medical tourism and a center for medical research.
The Pritvek case is an example among many others that the stakeholders are heading in the right direction to make Dubai a global healthcare destination.