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At a time when health-care staff throughout the nation are donning protecting gear to take care of the COVID-19 disaster, a staff of medical employees on the Authorities Medical School Hospital (MCH) in Kottayam, a delegated COVID care centre, on Saturday suited as much as ship a special, but advanced, remedy.
Three-hour surgical procedure
In a surgical procedure that lasted about three hours, a staff led by T.Okay. Jayakumar, head of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgical procedure, transplanted the center of Sreekumar, 50, a local of Kallambalam in Thiruvananthapuram, into Okay.C. Jose, 62, from Thellakam, close to right here. Mr. Jose, a sawmill employee, was below remedy on the hospital right here for a couple of yr. “The guts, obtained from KIMS Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram below the Mrithasanjeevani scheme, was introduced right here by 5.15 a.m. and the surgical procedure was over by 8.30 a.m. The affected person stays steady and he might be below remark for a few weeks,” mentioned Dr. Jayakumar. In line with him, Mr. Jose had been ready for an identical donor for greater than six months.
The MCH authorities have been knowledgeable a couple of matching coronary heart on Friday morning. A staff led by Dr. Jayakumar rushed to the capital metropolis and accomplished the medical check-up. The donor’s coronary heart was dropped at the MCH in round two hours with police assist. The medical package required for the surgical procedure was introduced from Ernakulam with the assist of the Hearth and Rescue Providers.
Sreekumar, the donor, had met with an accident and was declared mind useless. His kinfolk agreed to donate his organs, together with coronary heart, liver and two kidneys.
The transplant surgical procedure on Saturday was the sixth such to be carried out on the hospital. “Regardless of being a delegated COVID-19 care centre, we now have been attending to all important non-COVID instances, together with coronary heart and kidney failures, throughout this era,” added Dr. Jayakumar
Well being Minister Okay.Okay. Shylaja mentioned organ donation had come to a halt internationally with the COVID-19 disaster deepening. The State, nonetheless, might carry out it efficiently because it had reined within the viral outbreak. The primary coronary heart transplant in a authorities hospital within the State was carried out right here on September 16, 2015.
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