Lung transplant restores life for 16-year-old boy, marking a remarkable medical triumph at Medica Superspecialty Hospital

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In a groundbreaking achievement that heralds a new dawn in healthcare, Medica Superspecialty Hospital has successfully conducted the first lung transplant in Eastern India. The recipient of this medical marvel was 16-year-old Swapnil Biswas, who was grappling with life-threatening respiratory distress after accidentally ingesting the deadly herbicide, paraquat.

With conventional treatments proving ineffective, Swapnil’s case required a novel approach. The attending team, led by Dr. Kunal Sarkar and Dr. Dipanjan Chatterjee, faced the challenge of scarce organ donations in India and decided on a lung transplant, an uncharted territory in Indian healthcare.

In a remarkable demonstration of interstate collaboration, ROTTO (East) swiftly facilitated the organ allocation process, identifying a suitable lung at Bhubaneshwar’s SUM Ultimate Hospital. This led to the successful transplant, marking a major milestone in India’s medical history. It underscores the life-saving potential of organ donations and reaffirms Medica Superspecialty Hospital’s pioneering role in pushing healthcare boundaries.


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