Kochi: Aster Medcity Kochi ties up with Kauvery hospital Chennai, a unit of Kauvery group of hospitals to improve heart and lung transplants in South India. Through this association with Kauvery Hospital, Medcity will have access to the expert clinical team from Kauvery Hospital to perform heart and lung transplants at their state-of-art facility in Kochi.
“Organ donation is still at nascent stage in Kerala, and this is due to the lack of awareness among the population on organ donations. Full organ donation can save up to 8 lives and we have been spreading this awareness and busting the myths revolving around organ donation. At Aster, we have the state-of-the-art infrastructure and we are equipped with the latest technological advancements. This, combined with the high-end expertise from Kauvery Hospital Chennai, one of the most trusted healthcare organizations in the South, we believe this tie-up will benefit more patients awaiting heart and lung transplants, which will in turn save lives,” says Farhaan Yasin, Regional Director, Kerala cluster and Tamilnadu, Aster DM Healthcare.
“Organ transplants have been gaining momentum gradually in India, yet Heart and Lung Transplants are still lagging behind. Some of the challenges are the non-willingness by families of the deceased to volunteer for organ donation, non-availability of highly qualified team of surgeons in some hospitals and most importantly the lack of infrastructure to perform the highly complex procedure,” said Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Co-Founder and Executive Director Kauvery Hospital Chennai, about the association with Medcity.
Equipped with the latest advancements in performing Heart and Lung transplants, the association will witness patients receiving 360-degree care to transplant recipients right from pre-operative care to post-operative care and rehabilitation.
Jessu Balu – AGM, Healthcare Service Development, Arjun Vijayakumar – Regional Head, Finance – Kerala Cluster & Oman, Dr Srinivas Rajagopala – Senior Consultant, Interventional Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine, Director, Transplant Pulmonology & Lung Failure Unit and Dr Iyappan Ponnuswamy – Medical Director from Kauvery Hospital, Chennai and Farhaan Yasin, Regional Head, Aster Hospitals, Kerala & Tamil Nadu, Dr.
Praveen Valsalan, HOD & Consultant Pulmonology, Dr. Anup R Warrier, Chief of Medical Services, Dr. George Varghese Kurian, Consultant Cardiac Surgery, from Aster Medcity, Kochi were present while handing over the MOU between Aster Medcity & Kauvery Hospital authorities.