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In a first in Kerala, Naval aircraft turns into air ambulance to transport heart

Sharma, who was suffering from paralysis, had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since July 5.

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Updated:July 25, 2015, 8:33 AM IST
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In a first in Kerala, Naval aircraft turns into air ambulance to transport heart
Sharma, who was suffering from paralysis, had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since July 5.
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Thiruvananthapuram: In a first such effort in organ transplantation in Kerala, a Naval aircraft turned into an air ambulance to transport a heart harvested from a brain dead patient here for a recipient in Kochi.

The air ambulance was arranged to airlift the heart following the intervention of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. A team of doctors who arrived here from Kochi by 1.30 pm, harvested the organ from Neelakantan Sharma, declared brain dead on Friday at the Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology in the city.

Sharma, who was suffering from paralysis, had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since July 5.

The harvest surgery was completed around 6.30 pm and the heart was immediately taken to the airport from where Navy's Dornier aircraft transported it to Kochi for transplantation on Mathews, a patient at the Lisse Hospital, hospital officials said.

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