Mumbai's Cloudnine hospital witnessed an historic feat when a baby, battling for his life for the last 26 weeks, finally showed drastic improvement, thanks to the pioneering efforts by the doctors.

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As per a report by Indian Express, Rudransh, suffering from broncho-pulmonary disorder finally had his lungs working fine, thanks to the stem cells that helped regenerate the underdeveloped lung muscles, vessels and alveolar lining in the lungs.

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After suffering on the ventilator for 4 months, the doctors achieved something that hasn't been attempted before in India. By pumping 8 ml of diluted umbilical cord stem cells in the baby's lungs, the regeneration process saved the baby from further misery and is said to have streamlined the recovery process.

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Earlier weighing just 600 gms at the time of birth, Rudransh Dubey, now 10 months old, weighs over 5 kg and continues to recover in the hospital located in Malad.

"With no improvement on the ventilator, we were pushed to a wall with no options left, that is when we thought of the stem cell."

said, neonatologist Dr. Nandkishor Kabra, in a conversation with Indian Express.

The boy's parents though ecstatic about the sudden recovery, had their hearts filled with the struggles they've witnessed in the past few months.

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We don’t want to remember the last eight months. Every day, my wife used to leave home by 9 am, staying by his side the entire day.

said Rudransh's father, Pramod Dubey, to the Indian Express.

The feat that is a first in our country, which also removed fibrosis that had developed as a result of artificial air being pumped into Rudransh’s lungs for months, will now possibly help setup a process of regulation for stem cells, under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). .

Source: Medical News Today