~First Heart Transplant conducted at Global Hospitals Mumbai~
Zanesh Dwaine, 49 years old man was rushed to Orange City Hospital in Nagpur as he suffered from intracranial bleeding. Unfortunately his brain was completely damaged due to massive bleeding and he succumbed to his intracranial bleeding and was declared brain dead. Zanesh’s family put up a brave front in those sad and trying times and decided to donate his organs,interalia which saved 2 lives in Mumbai and Pune respectively.
Global Hospitals Mumbai received the information about the available organs from ZTCC at around 1:30 am on 24th August; after which the team at the hospital was alerted and reached Nagpur by 10:00 am to retrieve the organs. At around 2:15 pm the team left from Nagpur in a chartered flight with the liver and the heart and reached Mumbai at 3:40 pm. As the heart has to be transplanted within 4 hours, the heart was dropped first at Mumbai and the same flight took the liver to Pune.
The Mumbai traffic police rose to the occasion as always and put up a green corridor which helped the cadaver heart reach the Global Hospitals in just 17 minutes from the airport; especially on a day when the traffic was at its peak due to Ganeshotsav.
Mr. Manpreet Singh Sohal, Regional CEO, Global Hospitals said, “We are very glad to announce that we have performed our first heart transplant at Global Hospitals, Mumbai; a proud moment for all of us at the hospital.He further added that timely coordination and logistics helped us retrieve the heart from Nagpur and save one of our patient’s life here in Mumbai. It is our continuous endeavour to provide the best in class treatment and medical services to our patients; bringing in world class technologies, advancements and state of the art infrastructure.” Global Hospitals Mumbai is part of Gleneagles Global group and are the renowed healthcare providers and pioneers and leaders in heart, liver,lung ,kidney and pancreas transplant.
Dr. Zainulabedin Hamdulay, Director of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery at Global Hospitals, Mumbai conducted the heart transplant surgery on a 34 year old patient who was suffering from heart failure After a wait of 8 months; the patient finally got a new lease of life. He said “It is an honour for us to save the life of a young man who was suffering from severe heart failure and transplant was the only option left; timely retrieval of the organ all the way from Nagpur gave the gift of a new life to our patient.”
Whereas, Dr. Ravi Mohanka, Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon and Head of the Department, Global Hospitals performed the liver surgery at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital in Pune on a 66 years old lady who was suffering from liver failure. Global Hospitals Mumbai has estbalished the Liver transplant programme in collobration with Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital at Pune.
Global Hospitals Mumbai is a subsidiary of Gleneagles Global Hospitals a Parkway Pantai enterprise. In India, Gleneagles Global Hospitals operates a chain of multi-super specialty hospitals offering tertiary and quaternary healthcare services with over 2,000 beds and state-of the-art, world-class hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. A pioneer and country leader in kidney, liver, heart,pancreas and lung transplants, Gleneagles Global Hospitals provides comprehensive super speciality and multi-organ transplant services in the country.
Gleneagles Global Hospitals aims to strengthen and expand its leading market position as a destination for multi-organ transplant for patients from India, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. We are committed to further our aspiration of making quality health care more accessible to all.