Docs say that he will able to resume his everyday life in weeks

Mumbai : The 22-year-old graphic designer from Badlapur who underwent heart transplantation surgery on Monday is reported to be stable wherein his vital signs are strengthening, informed head of cardiac surgery Dr Anvay Mulay at Fortis Hospital in Mulund on Tuesday. This was the first heart transplantation that the city witnessed after a time-period of 47 years.

City health experts claim that this breakthrough opens huge opportunities to build a robust Heart Transplant Programme in Mumbai.

With the ‘Green Corridors’ enabled by the Pune and Mumbai Police and Airport Authorities, the heart reached, Fortis Hospital, Mulund in 60 minutes after being harvested. The usually busy 19 km route from Mumbai Airport was cleared of traffic by the authorities so that the preserved heart could reach the Operation Theatre at Fortis Hospital, Mulund in a record time of 18 minutes, informed traffic police sources.

Talking about the patient’s progress, Dr Anvay Mulay said, “The patient is stable and his vital signs are strengthening. A few more days of intensive monitoring will be required and the patient should be able to go back to his everyday life in a few weeks.”

Dr S Narayani, zonal director at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “This breakthrough opens huge opportunities to build a robust Heart Transplant Programme in Mumbai, all the more, for the tremendous response it has evoked from across the country. It is indeed a momentous occasion for us and for the family of the recipient, who is well monitored and is recuperating currently.”

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