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Heart and Lungs of 21 year old transported to Fortis Malar, Chennai

Chennai, December, 2017: Heart and Lungs from CMC Vellore was transported to Chennai today for transplant at Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar. The organ was transferred in 141 minutes through an exclusive green corridor.

21 year old Balaji from Vellore was declared brain dead today morning after a road accident on 27th December 2017. A potential organ alert was received by the team at Fortis Malar early in the morning today. A team of doctors from Fortis Malar were sent to CMC, Vellore for assessment of the organ.

Post preliminary assessment and with family’s consent both the lungs and the heart were harvested and allocated to Fortis Malar. The organ started at 5:32 PM from Vellore towards Chennai and reached the hospital by 7:49 PM. The recipient of the heart is a 55-year old male who was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and the lungs has been allocated to a 52 yrs old female suffering from end stage bronchitis. 

About Fortis Healthcare Limited: Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 368 diagnostic centres.

About Fortis Malar Hospital:  Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.

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