150th Heart Transplant at Fortis Malar Hospital

The organ from Pondicherry arrived to Chennai to save a women’s life

31 years old female hails from Thiruvannamalai District Tamil Nadu, mother of 3 years old Kid is suffering from Postpartum Cardiomyopathy (deterioration of heart function post pregnancy) reached End Stage Heart Disease. She was admitted at Fortis Malar Hospital Chennai on 1st April 2017, for possible Deceased donor Heart Transplantation.

A potential brain dead donor was identified at JIPMER Pondicherry on 8th April 2017. Mr. Arumugam, 30 years old was declared brain dead. His family opted to vow his internal organs for donation; subsequently his heart was allocated to Fortis Malar Hospitals Chennai by TRANSTAN. Donor HEART expected to reach Fortis Malar, Chennai by 4pm yesterday via road from JIPMER Pondicherry with the help of GREEN CORRIDOR, organized by TamilNadu Police Department.

Fortis Hospitals - LogoThe ENTIRE cost towards the Surgery in Fortis Malar Hospital is funded by TAMILNADU GOVERNMENT CHIEF MINISTER’S HEALTH SCHEME.  This transplant earmarks the 150TH HEART TRANSPLANT in the history of HEART TRANSPLANTATION in India and in ASIA from a single centre that is Fortis Malar Hospital Team, Chennai.

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 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 346 diagnostic centers.

Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital.

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