Rela Institute and Milaap created the best humanitarian
partnership in Indian medical history
Chennai-based Rela Institute and Medical Centre (RIMC) is a renowned name in the healthcare industry, not just in India but across the world. RIMC was established with a vision to provide outstanding clinical care with integrated highly qualified medical professionals, who are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure. A pioneer in providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary and specialised services for liver diseases in the country, it is known as one of the most scientifically advanced hospitals in India with a multi-disciplinary team of Surgeons, Hepatologists, Intensive care, specialised in adult and paediatric care) under the able leadership of Prof. Mohamed Rela, Chairman & Managing Director at RIMC, a world renowned Liver transplant surgeon. The team has the experience of dealing with over 1500 liver transplants in the last 10 years.
The emergence of crowdfunding as a platform has come as a ray of hope to families crushed under the burden of the medical expenses from the treatment. In most of the emergency or tertiary healthcare causes, crowdfunding is not the only source of funding, and is often the last resort after exhausting all other avenues.
He further added, “RIMC has the unique feature of performing both live donor (about 75%) and deceased donor liver transplantation (about 25%), which is considered to be the only program in India. We have the largest paediatric transplant program in India holding the credit for performing a liver transplant in the youngest child in the country(previous press release data to be quoted). We have performed the first split liver transplant and first Auxiliary transplant in India, both very innovative procedures requiring high technical expertise. These success stories attract patients from across the world, and we are glad that we are able to help them get a new lease on life with the best facilities and treatment irrespective of financial constraints. Other than LT, we offer multi-speciality care for all kinds of Neurological disorders, Cardiac Surgery and Advanced Paediatrics with BMT (Bone & Marrow Transplant).”
Speaking at the conference, Anoj Viswanathan, President and co-founder, Milaap, said, “When there is a cure, no matter how complicated or specialized, everyone deserves a fair chance to get life-saving treatment, and it’s heart-warming to see healthcare providers like RIMC going one step ahead to ensure people get the quality treatments and care they seek for their loved ones during tough times, without an ‘affordability’ criteria. Milaap aims to connect those in need with those who can help, and it is amazing to see how so many patients are helped by complete strangers.”