Doctors at NIMS hospital in India have successfully performed a lung transplant operation for the first time under the Aarogyasri program, saving the life of a patient. The patient, CH Hymavathi, has been suffering from a lung problem and relies on oxygen treatment. After careful consideration, NIMS doctors determined that a lung transplant was the only viable option for her.
A 16-year-old student named Pooja from Warangal was declared brain-dead by NIMS doctors. Her family generously decided to donate her organs, including the kidneys, liver, lungs, and cornea. Taking advantage of this opportunity, NIMS doctors conducted lung, liver, and kidney transplant surgeries on the same day under the Aarogyasri program.
Coincidentally, Pooja had matching blood type and lung size with Hymavathi. The surgery was conducted on Tuesday by the doctors from the organ transplant department at NIMS. This successful lung transplant operation brings the total number of organ transplants performed at NIMS this year to 27.
This remarkable achievement not only saves Hymavathi’s life but also highlights the expertise and dedication of the medical professionals at NIMS. The availability of organ donations and efficient coordination among the medical team played a crucial role in making this life-saving procedure possible.