It was a chilly winter morning in the month of July 2018 at Nairobi, the capital city of republic of Kenya. Mr. Paul Karanja who lived about 300 kilometers from Nairobi city, at a place called Eldoret, It is also called the City of Champions. Eldoret is a lovely peaceful rapidly developing city in Kenya. Mr. Karanja was requested by the doctor to come and consult regarding bone marrow aspiration results and that was the reason he travelled to Nairobi on day prior to his appointment at Kenyatta National Hospital.
The treating doctor observed some symptoms and he thought that there was a need of bone marrow aspiration. The report was truly a shock to whole of the family as he was found to have multiple myeloma, a disease which Mr. Karanja did not even know before this day. The doctor was very supportive and he set with the family and was able to calm them down as it was a panic situation for the patient and his family members.
When Mr. Karanja enquired about the treatment of his disease, He was informed that the only treatment for this particular disease is a bone marrow transplant and also he was shared that there is no bone marrow transplant centres in Kenya and he will need to travel abroad for transplant.
Now, the family was restless and they started seeking for best bone marrow transplant hospitals in India, some were talking to people who have been in India for treatment, others were talking to friends and everyone was trying to do their self best to come up with some sort of information about best bone marrow transplant Hospitals in India. In one of the family feeling organised on a saturday evening, a lady walked and she was a distant relative of Mr. Karanja, During the meeting, everyone was trying to contribute sharing views and ideas as to how they move ahead with the process. This old woman said she has been to India for the same treatment and she is doing perfectly well for the last 5 years post bone marrow transplant in India. It was a shock and surprise for everyone sitting in the hall. She said her family kept it confidential as they did not want others to know about her blood cancer. People in kenya take it as a death sentence when someone is diagnosed with any kind of cancer in the current times.
She confidently said to all, that you need not to look for best bone marrow transplant hospitals in India and requested everyone to leave it people who are experts. She promised to connect family with GHN Healthcare who as per her, have experience and needed expertise to help and support patients who are in need of bone marrow transplant in India.
The family was thankful to get this information and they immediately contacted the GHN Team.
The process of searching for a reputable & reliable transplant centre, getting the opinion with tentative cost of treatment, sharing of the visa Invitation letter, arrangement of airport pickup, booking of the accomodation and hand holding care services on ground were offered during their treatment journey of over 2 months in India.