The Guntur Government General Hospital (GGH) has created a record of sorts to become the first hospital in the government sector to perform heart transplantation in the Telugu States. A Team of doctors led by A.G.K. Gokhale transplanted the heart of Immabathuni Yedukondalu, a lorry driver, to Uppu Yedukondalu, a car driver.
Highlights of transplant:
· It is the first heart transplantation performed in A.P. after bifurcation
· It is the first time that a heart harvested here has been transplanted in a local hospital
· A day after the donor was declared brain dead at NRI General Hospital, his organs were harvested and transplanted to four recipients
· The heart was given to Uppu Yedukondalu at the Government GGH in Guntur, the liver to a patient at Manipal Hospital, Tadepalli, the kidney to a patient in Arun Kidney Centre, Vijayawada, and the eyes to Vasan Eye Care, Vijayawada