Transplant channel between Indore and Mumbai helped yet another young man get a new lease of life. Mumbai’s twelfth heart transplant was conducted on a 22yr old male recipient from Orissa, suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Waitlisted for over two months, the recipient was critical and a heart transplant was his only hope. The donor heart was received from a 20yr old male from Indore, who had suffered a head injury during a road traffic accident. Retrieved by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, from the donor at Choitaram Hospital, Indore, the donor heart was transported to Fortis Hospital, Mulund 1hr 56mins covering 546kms.
Commencing its journey from MGM Medical College and Hospital, Indore, where the patient was declared brain dead and the family consented for donation of Heart and Liver; the donor was shifted to Choitaram Hospital, Indore for evaluation and assessment. The donor’s kin consented to donate his Heart, Liver and Kidneys for a noble cause, saving four precious lives. Dr Anvay Mulay rushed from Mumbai to Choitaram Hospital, to harvest the donor heart which left for its journey to the city at 12.20PM, while the Liver was sent for a deserving recipient at Delhi. The donor heart reached Indore Airport at 12.43PM and was immediately moved into a Jet Airways commercial flight which took off at 12.55PM and landed at Mumbai’s Domestic Airport at 01.53PM. A standby ambulance enabled swift transfer of the donor heart, which reached Fortis Hospital, Mulund at 02.14AM, following the Green Corridor route laid out from Domestic Airport(Gate No. 8) to Military Road - Santacruz Chembur Link Road - Chedda Nagar to Eastern Express Highway - Airoli Junction and finally to Fortis Hospital, Mulund. The donor heart was moved straight to the OT and Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, immediately commenced the transplant procedure.
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Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India.
The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 54 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 306 diagnostic centres.
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