Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital has set a new record, becoming the first Government hospital in Rajasthan where heart transplant surgery was recently performed.
As per the hospital administration, family of a 25-year-old man who was declared brain dead by doctors’ committee was convinced to donate deceased organs– the heart, two kidneys and liver, to provide new lease of life to several people.
Heart was transplanted to a male patient, one kidney each to a female and male patient at the hospital itself, whereas the liver was sent to NIMS Hospital by forming a green corridor, information from hospital says.
Referring to the curious case, Dr S S Yadav said, “The man was referred to SMS Hospital in critical condition. He was declared brain dead following which transplant coordinators convinced family members to donate his vital organs.”
“After they agreed, recipients with matching blood group were found and the transplant process was done in the night itself. Four people were given new lives,” he said.
The patients will remain under observation in the ICU for the next 72 hours following which they will be shifted to general wards for follow-ups, he added.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he was praying for the transplant to be successful and speedy recovery of the recipient patients.
“Happy to know that first-ever heart transplant has been performed in SMS government hospital, Jaipur today. I pray to God for it to be successful and may the patient regain health soon,” Gehlot tweeted on Thursday.