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Donated heart from Kattankulathur, saves a patient’s life in Chennai

Chennai April’17: A middle aged man named Srinivasana resident of Kattankulathur, near Chengelpet,met with a road traffic accident on 6thApril 2017, and sustained severe head injuries. He was rushed to the nearby SRM Hospital for treatment. The patient was declared ‘brain dead’today (11-04-2017).

The family members of the brain dead patient, even at the hour of extreme grief, magnanimously came forward to donate his organs, so that others can live and he too will continue to exist in this world by giving life to them.Meanwhile a patient admitted at the Gleneagles Global Health City, here in Chennai, and was awaiting a suitable heart for transplantation.

Kattankulathur to Perumbakkam in 35 minutes
The transplant team at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, under Dr Govini Balasubramani – Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic and Heart & Lung Transplant Surgeon, rushed to Kattankulathur early this morning to assess the suitability of the heart for transplantation. Once the cross-match of the heart was established by the expert team, the organ was retrieved and was brought to Gleneagles Global Health City in Perumbakkam.

The ambulance carrying the donated heart left from SRM hospital at 12:30 pm and reached Gleneagles Global Health City at exactly 1:05 pm covering a distance of over 30 kms in just 35 minutes. A ‘Green-Corridor’ was created, jointly, by the Traffic Police of Chennai City and Kanchipuram District, for safely getting the heart, to the Gleneagles Global Health City at Perumbakkam.Dr Sandeep Attawar – Programme Director CTVS and his team of doctors successfully implanted the donated heart in a patient who was ailing with end-stage heart failure.

Gleneagles Global Health City: The sprawling, 21-acre facility in Perumbakkam, Chennai is the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals India. With over 1000-beds and accreditations from leading agencies, the facility is one of the best for advanced healthcare in India. The hospital offers the end-to-end spectrum of advanced healthcare facilities as well as excellent facilities for research and advanced education. The hospital has undertaken several path-breaking liver, heart, lung and kidney procedures. Accredited and recognized by several international and national level accrediting agencies, it is a healthcare destination of choice for both people in India and worldwide. World-class infrastructure, dedicated staff and a commitment for medical excellence are the USPs of this Global Hospital facility. The hospital has several achievements to its credit and continues to work on several pioneering procedures.

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