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Heart transplant survivor prepares for Civil Services exam

Kolkata: Mrinmoy Biswas (30) who had undergone heart transplant at the SSKM Hospital on July 3 is ready to resume his study for West Bengal Civil Service examination.

Biswas always dreamt of becoming a civil servant and started his preparation to crack the examination.

His indomitable spirit to become an administrative office failed to curve his desire.

As soon as he was discharged from the hospital, Biswas went back to his studies. Initially, he was skeptical about his health condition as the doctors warned him about the infection.

The patients, who undergo heart transplant, are

always at the risk of developing infection.

His was the first heart transplant case conducted by the SSKM Hospital. The patient's health condition is completely stable now and he has shown rapid improvement during treatment, sources in the hospital said.

Biswas, a resident of Nadia'a Tehatta left his native place a couple of years ago and settled in the city to become a civil servant.

Around 7-8 months ago, the doctors told him that he had no alternative other than a heart transplant.

This revelation by the doctors made him little nervous initially but did not lose hope. He waited for a few months before finally getting

good news that the family members of a patient declared brain dead agreed to donate her heart.

The heart was successfully retrieved from Anjana Bhowmik (49) and transplanted in Biswas.

He has now returned to one of his relative's house at Palta in North 24-Parganas.

"It's a great feeling after being back home from the hospital with a renewed

hope of becoming a civil servant.

"The doctors asked me not to go out for next 2-3 months. It has become a boon for me as it would help me to concentrate on my study," Biswas said.

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