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SSKM Heart transplant patient stable

SSKM Heart transplant patient stable

Kolkata: Thirty-year-old Mrinmoy Das on whom the SSKM Hospital doctors performed heart transplant, is said to be in stable condition.

According to the SSKM Hospital sources, the patient has been showing the signs of improvement. The other patients who received various organs are also stated to be in stable. All the patients have been kept under 72 hours observation. The SSKM doctors are extra cautious in case of the patient who received heart transplant on Wednesday. It was a major success for the SSKM Hospital. After getting clearance from the Health department the SSKM Hospital carried out its first heart transplant.

A major revamp of infrastructure had been taken up at the SSKM Hospital for performing the heart transplant. Cardio-vascular set up has received a makeover to facilitate such operations.

The hospital also transplanted a kidney on Rashid Khan (60) who had been under the treatment at the hospital with kidney related ailments for some times. The organs were retrieved from Anjana Bhowmik (49) who was declared brain dead due to brain cell stroke on July 2 at a private hospital in Howrah. The SSKM Hospital doctors also preserved the skin of the patient for future use while cornea was sent to a private eye hospital in the city. Another kidney of the victim was transplanted in a patient named Juthika Bibi. Bhowmik, a resident of Rajpur area of Udayranpur suffered a brain stroke on last Sunday. Her health condition deteriorated and the patient was shifted to a private hospital in Howrah's Andul on Monday. The doctors in the private hospital declared the patient brain dead on Tuesday following which the hospital authorities contacted the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation as her family members agreed to donate her organs. A special team of doctors was formed to conduct the surgery. The recipients of the organs at SSKM Hospital and the private hospital are responding to the treatment. Victim's heart and other organs were shifted to SSKM Kolkata on Tuesday night. The SSKM Hospital and the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital have performed a heart transplants.

Meanwhile, a 60-year-old male patient was admitted at RN Tagore Hospital with a massive intracranial haemorrhage on July 1. The patient was being treated by neurologists, neurosurgeons and critical care specialists. He was in a state of coma and neurosurgery would not have helped the patient to revive. He was subsequently assessed and declared as brain dead on July 4.

The family consented to donate his organs after counselling. Retrieval of the

organs will be done tonight by a surgical team at RN Tagore hospital.

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