Arnold Rapango has been in Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai, India after a liver transplant surgery. Arnold needed the transplant as he had Budd Chiari, a rare syndrome that affects the liver by causing the hepatic vessels to block by means of blood clots. It literally affects 1 in a million people.
He was hospitalized first in 2016 when the symptoms first appeared but he was treated and discharged. However, in 2017 it reocurred and he was admitted in the High Dependency Unit of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi where he had renal failure and was placed on dialysis. The doctors concluded that he was also facing end stage liver failure and recommended that he gets a transplant as soon as possible.
On17th of March 2018 he underwent a successful liver transplant surgery in Gleneagles Global Hospital, India. After the surgery Arnold suffered internal bleeding and had to be operated on two subsequent times. Due to the complexity of the Budd-Chiari syndrome, Arnold also suffered acute kidney injury that required him to be placed on dialysis for several days after the transplant surgery as his kidney functions stabilized.
Arnold has exhausted his financial resources and is currently seeking assistance from friends and family to help him clear the outstanding hospital bill that has reached INR 34,00,000 for him to continue receiving further treatment and leave the hospital.
His medication costs INR26000 per day. The hospital is at a situation of not continuing the treatment on account of uncleared dues and he is stuck in Chennai.