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PGIMER conducts its first heart transplant surgery

Chandigarh: A team of doctors led by Dr T Shyam Singh, head, cardiovascular surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh on Sunday conducted PGI’s first ever heart transplant surgery. The operation lasted over eight hours.

The family of Hoshiarpur resident Kashmira Singh, who was declared brain-dead (a condition where the brain stops functioning but the heart pumps blood) following an accident, donated his heart, two kidneys and two corneas, according to an official from the union ministry of health and family welfare.

Even after conducting PGI’s first ever heart transplant surgery, the doctors have not yet gone into a celebration mode. They are rather keeping a close watch on the medical condition of the 55-year-old recipient of the heart, who is currently recuperating in an intensive care unit (ICU) of the institute.


  1. Dr.K.G Byakodi MS, FIAGES , FAMASI Dr.K.G Byakodi MS, FIAGES , FAMASI Saturday, August 17, 2013

    Congratulations for the Wonderful achievement
    In india we can do wonders
    Keep it up
    Dr.Kadasiddeshwara G Byakodi
    Hospital – Sushruta Multispeciality Hospital and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd.
    Vidyanagar ,
    Hubli – 580 021

    Resi- 29, Banashankari Nilaya
    Road- 3
    HUBLI – 580 023.

    Phone- 09449864824 / 09141813584

  2. Saikumar G Saikumar G Friday, August 9, 2013

    All these feats are possible only in central government medical institutes where enough number of faculty are appointed,encouragement for research and little political interference.I wish the team which conducted heart transplantation all success in future and speedy recovery for the patient.

  3. DR.A.N.BAJPAI DR.A.N.BAJPAI Thursday, August 8, 2013

    Dr. Shyam and team needs to be honoured and applauded for the pioneering feat. Congratulations and good luck for success.

  4. Dr Atul Maslekar Dr Atul Maslekar Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    Great News. Congratulations to the team lead by their dynamic leader.
    Keep up the good work.May god give good recovery to thr recepient and kudos to the donors family

  5. Dr mayank Dr mayank Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    Congratulations dr shyam and team. I wish them success in future endeavr. Too

  6. Dr Aman kashyap Dr Aman kashyap Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    congratulations to all the team led by dr shyam .its wonderful of luck and wish speedy recovery of the patient.hats of to the donor family.

  7. Dr.Rajesh Sawarbandhe Dr.Rajesh Sawarbandhe Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    Congratulations Dr. Shyam and your team for this big and successful achievement. Best wishes for patient’s recovery.

  8. Dr Harinder Singh Bedi Dr Harinder Singh Bedi Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    Fantastic news. Congratulations to dr Shyam and PGI team. Great gesture by donor family. Boon to the people of this region.

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