Bone marrow transplants for children within 3 months

Lady Ridgeway hospital will commence bone marrow transplants for children within the next three months, Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne said.

Currently, the bone marrow transplants are being carried out at the Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama and such surgeries for Thalasemia patients will commence at the Kandy hospital in the future, he added.

 

According to the minister, parents have to spend about Rs. 5 million for children’s bone marrow transplants and it is difficult for them to bear such a cost.