Heart transplant surgery performed at govt medical college

Kottayam: Giving a ray of hope to thousands of patients, the first heart transplant surgery in a government medical college in the state has taken place at the Kottayam Medical College. Pathanamthitta native V K Podimon has received the heart of Vinayakumar, hailing from Kadungallur in Aluva. The first phase of the surgery has been successfully completed. Vinayakumar, a contract employee with FACT, was critically injured in a road accident that took place at Eloor on Sunday and admitted to Lourdes Hospital, Ernakulam. He was declared brain dead on Monday night. After the relatives gave consent to donate his heart, Podimon was selected to receive it from the list of people registered with the Mrithasanjeevani scheme.

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