"First successful lung transplant surgery in Eastern India"
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Lung transplant restores life for 16-year-old boy, marking a remarkable medical triumph at Medica Superspecialty Hospital

In an impressive medical milestone, Medica Superspecialty Hospital in Eastern India has successfully performed the region’s first lung transplant. Swapnil Biswas, a 16-year-old boy, was the recipient of this unprecedented operation. Swapnil was diagnosed with severe respiratory distress resulting from the accidental consumption of paraquat, a herbicide known for its lethal toxicity.

Despite intensive treatment, Swapnil’s respiratory distress did not improve, leading the medical team, under the guidance of Dr. Kunal Sarkar and Dr. Dipanjan Chatterjee, to opt for a lung transplant as a last resort. Organ transplantation, while a common practice worldwide, faces significant challenges in India, including a shortage of organ donors.

In a remarkable turn of events, ROTTO (East) facilitated a suitable match from Bhubaneshwar’s SUM Ultimate Hospital. This facilitated the first successful lung transplant in Eastern India, marking a turning point in the region’s medical landscape.

Now on the road to recovery, Swapnil’s story is not just a tale of survival but a testament to the strength of the human spirit, the power of medical innovation, and the crucial role of organ donation. As the nation rejoices in this medical marvel, it also emphasizes the urgent need to promote organ donation awareness in India.


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