Heart transported from Tirunelveli Government Hospital to Fortis Malar in Chennai
Chennai, 8th January 2019: A heart from Tirunelveli Government Hospital, Tirunelveli was transported to Chennai for transplant to a patient at Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar. A potential organ alert was received by the team at Fortis Malar. A team of harvesting doctors were sent to Tirunelveli Government Hospital for assessment of the organ. Post preliminary assessment, the heart
was harvested by Fortis Malar doctors to a patient diagnosed with DCM (Dilated cardiomyopathy).
The organ was harvested from a 35 year old male in Tirunelveli who had met with a road accident and was declared brain dead. Upon the family’s consent the heart was allocated to Fortis Malar for a 52 year male.
About Fortis Healthcare Limited
Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and over 374 diagnostic centres.
About Fortis Malar Hospital:
Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopaedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’ Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and
surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.