NIMS doctors perform heart transplant surgery

The surgeons at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) on Thursday conducted a heart transplant surgery on a 30-year-old woman, thanks to a donor heart under Jeevandan scheme, the State-run organ donation programme.

This is the first time that a heart transplant surgery was done free of cost in a State-run hospital in Telangana State. The surgery was carried out by a team of cardio-thoracic surgeons headed by professor and Head, CT Surgery, NIMS, Dr.R.V. Kumar and a team of anaesthetists headed by Head, Anaesthesia, NIMS, Dr. Gopinath.

The donor heart was from a 20-year-old student P. Vinay Kumar from Adilabad district. On Saturday, December 5, the student received serious injuries in a road accident was shifted to a local hospital in Warangal district. Later, he was shifted to Yashoda Hosptial, Secunderabad, where the attending doctors declared him brain dead on Tuesday, December 8.

After the brain dead declaration, Vinay’s father, Yadagiri, a railway employee and mother Yashoda were contacted by the hospital doctors about organ donation.

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