Ludhiana, July 27th 2011. Aastha Kidney & Super Speciality Hospital, touched yet another milestone by
performing an almost free of cost surgery on a poor patient, aided by Asha Kidney Charitable
Foundation (AKCF). The cost of the surgery was raised through AKCF, and the patient was provided free
medicine and free stay by the hospital. The patient, who is the only earning hand among the family of 7,
was provided a new lease of life by this act of philanthropy by Aastha Hospital.
The patient Shanu, 50 years old and a labourer by profession, had only one functional kidney, which was
also partially obstructed. His right kidney was completely damaged due to stones as it was not treated
on time and his left kidney was also on the verge of being completely damaged. It was blocked by a
large stone and ureteric stricture and filled with pus. The patient was in the stage of renal failure and
required advanced surgical Endoscopic Procedures which were performed by Dr. Sanjeev Gupta, Chief
Urologist at the Aastha hospital.
Dr. Sanjeev Gupta, who has performed a number of rare and complicated surgeries, commented “ There
are a large number of patients with kidney stones who develop kidney failure and die due to delay in
treatment. It is very sad situation, as kidney stones are completely curable and more than ninety five
percent of kidney and ureteric stones can be removed by an Endoscopic surgery requiring a very short
hospital stay of one to two days. With support of organizations like AKCF, which is doing a great work in
the area of Kidney awareness, many other poor patients like Shanu can get a new life if treated at the
Aastha Kidney & Super Speciality Hospital (AKSSH) has performed such charitable surgeries in the past
also. AKSSH is run by a team of a Urologist and Nephrologist couple, Dr. Sanjeev Gupta and Dr. Neena
Gupta. Dr Sanjeev Gupta and Dr Neena Gupta who are also members of the Asha Kidney Charitable
foundation (AKCF) have been working extensively, performing various procedures related to Kidney like
stone surgeries, Prostate surgery, Kidney cancer surgery, kidney surgeries in children or any form of
medical treatment of Hypertension, Diabetes and Kidney failure, treatment of end stage renal failure in
the form of kidney transplant and dialysis.
Aastha kidney & Super Speciality Hospital (AKSSH), founded in February 2005, is headed by a Urologist
and Nephrologist couple, Dr. Sanjeev Gupta and Dr. Neena Gupta. AKSSH provides all facilities related to
kidney may it be severe and chronic kidney failure requiring Haemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis or Kidney
transplantation, Kidney and Ureteric stone surgery, Prostate surgery, any kind of Kidney cancer surgery
or any form of Medical Treatment of Hypertension, Diabetes and Kidney failure. The hospital has a
dedicated team of Urologist, Nephrologists, Intensivist, Minimally Invasive surgeons, Technicians and
Nursing staff. AKSSH is an ISO 9000-2008 accredited hospital.