Chennai, September 2017: A heart and a pair of lungs from KG Hospital, Coimbatore was transported to Chennai today for transplant to a patient at Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar. The heart was transferred via flight to reach Chennai airport at 3:28 PM today. A green corridor was then created from Chennai airport to Fortis Malar and the organs reached the hospital in 12 minutes.
A potential organ alert was received by the team at Fortis Malar early in the morning today. A team of two harvesting doctors were sent to KG Hospital for assessment of the organ. Post preliminary assessment, the organ was harvested at 11:50 AM by Dr. Jagadeesh and Dr. Mohan.
The organ was harvested from a 40 year old male in Coimbatore who had met with a road accident and was declared brain dead. Upon the family’s consent the lungs and heart were allocated to Fortis Malar. The organ started at 1:50 PM from Coimbatore and reached the hospital by 3:40 PM. The recipient of the organ is a male student from Gujarat who was diagnosed with Eisenmenger’s syndrome.
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.