Surgeons at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, in city’s 33rd Heart Transplant give a new lease of life to a 44yr old Navi Mumbaikar ~ Harvested organ travelled 587kms between Dr. Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College, Nanded and Fortis Hospital, Mulund in 1 hr 53 minutes.
This marks the first occasion of a heart being donated in Nanded, also the 1st time for the organ to be donated at a Govt. Hospital in Nanded ~ Mulund, Mumbai, Oct 19th, 2016: Textbook example of synchronized efforts between medical teams at Mumbai and Nanded, helped save and enrich the life of a 44yr old male suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy. The recipient from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai was wait listed a month ago; with his condition deteriorating rapidly, a heart transplant was absolutely essential to save his life. This surgery became possible when the family of the donor, 35yr old male, who was declared brain dead following a head injury incurred due to a road traffic accident; consented to donate his Heart, Liver, Kidneys and Corneas. The young donor, was a Govt. employee and also worked as a Radio Broadcaster with AIR; he is survived by his wife and parents.
Retrieved by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, from the donor at Dr. Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College, Nanded, the organ was transported to the hospital in Mumbai in 1hr 53 mins covering 587kms.