Heart Transplant Patient’s New Heart Keeps Beating


Kolkata: Dilchand Singh who had undergone heart transplantation at Fortis Hospital in Anandapur off EM Bypass on Monday, is stable now.

“The heart transplant recipient is stable and continues to progress well,” the Press statement issued by the medical superintendent of the hospital said. The patient will be kept under observation for the next few days.

A Press statement issued by the private hospital authorities on Tuesday said that the patient has been recovering well and has been taken off assisted ventilation.

Kolkata Police created a green channel in peak traffic hours for a heart which was harvested from a brain dead person in Bangalore and flown to Kolkata airport. This is the case of first such heart transplant surgery in north-eastern India.

The heart donor Varun Beekay died in a road accident in Bengaluru. After this, the family members of the deceased expressed their desire of heart donation. The hospital authorities immediately contacted Malhar Fortis Hospital in Chennai.

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