Dr. T K Jayakumar, guarding the heart of common man

Cardiac Surgeon and head of the department of head of the cardio thoracic and vascular surgery department, Medical college, Kottayam Dr. T K Jayakumar created history by achieving First ever successful heart transplant in govt-run hospital. Significantly, the surgery cost only Rs 1.25 lakh while a surgery in a private hospital would have cost anywhere between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. Jayakumar attributed the success of the complicated surgery to his team. There were around 40 members in the team including surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, theatre staff, perfusionists and technicians. Ee Vazhitharayil, Episode 129.

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