First in state: Successful heart transplant in Indore city

Indore: Creating the 16th green corridor, city doctors also scripted a record for transplanting heart for the first time in the state on Friday.

Heart of 49-year-old brain dead Veena Pariyani was transported to Medanta Hospital from Choithram Hospital and was successfully transplanted to a 47-year-old male patient while her liver was also transplanted to a 46-year-old patient in Choithram Hospital.

The green corridor was prepared at 1.40 pm on 12 km stretch between Choithram Hospital and Mendanta Hospital and the ambulance carrying heart covered the distance in just seven minutes.

“Veena Pariyani was admitted to the hospital with brain haemorrhage. She was declared brain dead on Thursday night after which the family members decided to donate her organs. Her kidneys couldn’t be retrieved as they were not functioning properly,” said Indore Organ Donation Society secretary Dr Sanjay Dixit.

A team of doctors led by Dr Anil Bhan of Mednata, Gurgaon reached in city on Friday morning to retrieve heart of Veena in Choithram Hospital and transplanted it successfully to Sanjay Agrawal, a grocery merchant of Mhow, who was suffering from heart ailments for last seven years in Medanta Hospital.

The surgery continued for more than three hours.

Meanwhile, a team of doctors from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi Dr Abhijit Srivastava, Dr Vishal Chaurasiya and Dr Piyush Srivastava led the procedure of liver retrieval and transplant accompanied by experts of Choithram Hospital Dr Sudesh Sharda, Dr Ajay Kumar Jain and Dr Vinit Gautam. The liver was transplanted to 46-year-old Dharmveer Jaiswal, a labour, of Ujjain who was suffering from liver cirrhosis.

Samaj gurus encouraged the family

Rickshaw driver Jagdish Pariyani, husband of Veena Pariyani, had refused for organ donation initially but the activists of Muskan group convinced him with the help of spiritual gurus of Sindhi community. Veena is survived with three daughters.

They played major role in successful transplantation

Divisional Commis-sioner Sanjay Dubey led the process and coordination with the help of Indore Organ Donation Society secretary Dr Sanjay Dixit. Activists of Muskan Group Jeetu Bagani, Sandeepan Arya, Renu Jaisinghani, Rajendra Makhija and Harpal Sitlani managed to convince and encourage the family members and coordinated with the administration for successful transplantation.

Choithram Hospital Dr Sunil Dubey, Dr Nitin Sharma, Dr Ratan Sahajpal, Dr Rupayan, Dr Amit Joshi, Suresh Carlton and doctors of Medanta Hospital were also part of creating the history.

 Two more hospitals to be ready for heart transplant

Dr Sanjay Dixit said that they are in process to give heart transplant permission to CHL Hospital and Choithram Hospital. Both hospitals will be ready for transplant in next couple of months.

“Indore has now carved its place in the list of few cities transplanting heart. It was the first heart transplant in the state and was the second liver transplant. A liver was transplanted in Choithram Hospital a month ago,” Dr Dixit said. Indore has topped the list of organ donation in the country.

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