STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Hearty Welcome for Transplant in Kochi

The organisation had none in the list in the state ready to receive a heart.

Published: 12th August 2015 05:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2015 05:14 AM   |  A+A-

Transplant

KOCHI: On Monday night when Kerala Network for Organ Sharing - Mrithasanjeevani- received a call from the Lakeshore hospital informing brain death of a patient, the organisation had none in the list in the state ready to receive a heart.

In the further search, the organisation got the information that three patients were ready to receive heart at the Fortis hospital, Chennai.

“We contacted the Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu which informed us about the recipients,” said Dr Noble Gracious of Kerala Network for Organ Sharing.

Tamil Nadu is, reportedly, the first state to form an authority for organ sharing. “Kerala  and Tamil Nadu are the states which are doing exemplary work in organ transplantation whereas the other states are yet to take off well in it,” said Dr Philip Augustine, managing director of Lakeshore hospital. The airlifting also witnessed the informal inauguration of a private helicopter ambulance service. It was at 10 pm on Monday that relatives of Pranav, who was declared brain dead at the Lakeshore Hospital, expressed their consent to donate his organs.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp