Heart transported from Tirunelveli Government Hospital to Fortis Malar in Chennai

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.

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