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Doctors at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jaipur perform heart-lungs transplant, first in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Doctors at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur have reportedly conducted the first heart and lungs transplant not only in Rajasthan but also in the northern India.

“The patient, who received heart and lungs, was suffering from congenital heart disease (Eisenmenger’s syndrome),” said Dr M A Chisti, heart surgeon at MGH, who performed the transplant.

“It is the first heart and lungs transplant in the northern India,” said Dr M L Swarnkar, chairman of Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, where the heart and lung transplant was conducted on Monday.

The donor was a 27-year-old man who was declared brain dead following an accident and whose family gave consent to donate his organs. His organs saved lives of four persons as his vital organs — heart and lungs, liver and two kidneys were transplanted into four patients suffering from different organ failures.

The donor’s liver was sent to a hospital in Gurgaon for transplant. One of his kidneys was transplanted into a patient in Sawai Man Singh hospital and his other kidney was transplanted into a patient in Mahatma Gandhi hospital, reports ToI.

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