KOTTAYAM: In a major achievement for the organ transplantation in the public sector hospitals, the Cardio-vascular department of Government Medical College, Kottayam, on Tuesday, successfully conducted its second heart transplantation surgery. According to hospital sources, the health condition of Basheer, 55, hailing from Rayamarakkar house, Edavanakkad, Kochi, who underwent the surgery, was stable.
He received heart from a 22-year-old youth, whose brain death was declared at Aster Medcity in Kochi, following a bike accident. The donor’s relatives pleaded not to disclose his identity. Hospital authorities said that the donor’s heart was brought to the hospital by 10.14 am and the transplant surgery was completed by 12.30 pm. Basheer was shifted to the cardiac intensive care unit by 1.20 pm.
The deceased youth’s liver was given to Aster Medcity and kidneys to Government Medical College, Kozhikode, and Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi. The intimation from Aster Medcity, regarding a matching heart, was received at the Kottayam Medical College on Monday afternoon and doctors asked Basheer to soon get admitted to the hospital for the surgery. The medical team led by cardiovascular department chief Dr K Jayakumar, went to Aster Medcity by 8.30 pm. Though, they reached the hospital by 10.30 pm, the heart removal was done only by Tuesday morning.