By writer to timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Amit Kumar Dey of Nadia’s Debgaram received fortunate just some days earlier than the nationwide lockdown started. Deys’s household rushed to the hospital on getting a name in regards to the prospect of coronary heart transplant as an identical organ was allotted to the hospital. The small-time dealer had been affected by an end-stage coronary heart failure.
On March 18, an organ retrieval crew from Medica flew to Patna to retrieve the center from Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, the place the donor had died after ROTTO allotted it. The center was flown in and was transplanted on the identical day.
“The transplant surgical procedure was solely part of the problem. The affected person needed to be on fixed provide of medicines submit transplant, which had posed a problem on the face of the lockdown that adopted. However with meticulous planning and help from all stakeholders, we overcame that issue,” stated cardiac surgeon Kunal Ghosh, who led his transplant crew with medical doctors Sandip Sardar, Arpan Chakraborty, Dipanjan Chatterjee and Soumyajit Ghosh.
Docs stated the affected person had an uneventful restoration. The transplant crew has additionally been coaching the affected person’s members of the family on the best way to care for his diet, hygiene at house, specifically when a pandemic is round. Dey will likely be heading for his house on Tuesday.
This was Medica’s maiden coronary heart transplant. Final 12 months, the town had seen a minimum of eight coronary heart transplants when the variety of deceased organ donations went up within the state. This 12 months, there was a minimum of two donations. However with the healthcare system focussing extra on Covid-19 disaster, individuals concerned in organ donation motion anticipate much less donations this 12 months.