Alamgir undergoes kidney transplant after 13 years of waiting

The singer had been on dialysis for over a decade

Statesman Report

KARACHI: Legendary singer Alamgir Haq after 13-years of struggling with dialysis finally received a successful kidney transplant last week. In a video circulating on social media, the Albela Rahi singer shared the good news with his fans.

“…After 13-years of continuous dialysis I have received a successful kidney transplant,” Alamgir said. “I got a call from Emery Hospital at 3 AM that a matching kidney has been found and I should reach the hospital in two hours.”

According to Alamgir, the same surgeon who had refused to do a transplant procedure on him some five years ago when he was tasked with his surgery. “My turn for the transplant had also come almost five years back but the same surgeon had refused to perform the operation after inspecting my kidneys in detail. My kidneys had enlarged unusually so he decided to remove them.”

Expressing contentment with the newly received transplant, Alamgir said, “The operation was successful. It has been a week since I have come home from the hospital.” At the same time, the singer revealed that he has been strictly instructed by doctors to self-isolate since his immune system is vulnerable right now. “I have been told not to meet anyone and to not go out under any circumstances. This is because my immune system will not be working at its fullest for at least a month. Subsequently, I have a high risk of contracting Covid-19.”

The singer also joked about being allowed to eat most of the things which were forbidden for him for almost 10 years. “I can eat everything now,” Alamgir chuckled. Concluding his message, the pop icon assured his fans that he will grace their television screens in the next few months. -