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Heart flown to Delhi from Jaipur saves life of 45-year-old

The teenager suffered fatal head injuries in a road accident in Jaipur, and even after sustained efforts to revive the patient, treating doctors at Jaipur’s SMS Hospital declared him brain dead. Following counseling, the family agreed to donate his organs.
From the Delhi airport, the donor heart was transported to the hospital in an ambulance through the 18.3 km stretch in 17 minutes, which ensured that the retrieved heart was transplanted within the critical 4-hour chest-to-chest period. (Shutterstock)
From the Delhi airport, the donor heart was transported to the hospital in an ambulance through the 18.3 km stretch in 17 minutes, which ensured that the retrieved heart was transplanted within the critical 4-hour chest-to-chest period. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 06:39 PM IST
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Organ harvesting allegations: Officials seeks police action as protest video does rounds

Civil surgeon says victim’s family is levelling baseless allegations
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Updated on Sep 06, 2020 11:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | ByMohit Khanna, Ludhiana

RIP Wajid Khan: The man who made music of Salman Khan’s films ‘dabangg’

Music composer and singer Wajid Khan died at the age of 42 on Monday. Coming from a rich musical lineage, he did some of his best work with actor Salman Khan.
Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director-duo Sajid-Wajid, who died at a hospital in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday, June 1, 2020. He was 42.
Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director-duo Sajid-Wajid, who died at a hospital in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday, June 1, 2020. He was 42.
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 06:42 PM IST
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33-yr-old Dombivli woman first in city to undergo joint organ transplant

On May 21, family members of a 16-year old who was declared brain dead at MGM Hospital, Vashi, donated his pancreas and kidneys, and the doctors were informed about it.
“She had been taking insulin shots for many years and her diabetes had also led to kidney failure. She had registered for a joint kidney and pancreas transplant with ZTCC seven months ago” said Dr Vidya Kadam, nephrologist at Jupiter Hospital, who operated on her.
“She had been taking insulin shots for many years and her diabetes had also led to kidney failure. She had registered for a joint kidney and pancreas transplant with ZTCC seven months ago” said Dr Vidya Kadam, nephrologist at Jupiter Hospital, who operated on her.
Published on May 25, 2019 04:50 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

‘Glaring irregularities at all govt hospitals’

One of the major issues highlighted in the report includes anomalies in functioning of pharmacies in government hospitals
The inspection was conducted on instructions of the state health department between April 2016 and March 2018.(HT Photo)
The inspection was conducted on instructions of the state health department between April 2016 and March 2018.(HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2019 06:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Key witness in kidney racket case commits suicide near Mumbai

Police say he killed himself after a dispute with his wife; senior official says kidney racket case won’t be affected
Sunder Singh Jatav’s body was discovered by a neighbour who called a close friend of Jatav’s to report a foul smell coming from his flat in Diva, Thane.(HT)
Sunder Singh Jatav’s body was discovered by a neighbour who called a close friend of Jatav’s to report a foul smell coming from his flat in Diva, Thane.(HT)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

First time initiative in India: Pune plans to issue online licenses for organ transplants

The state health department has also decided to launch a vehicle dedicated to transporting organs for donation
The digitization would also help the government in making the whole process transparent and in tracking the documents of any hospital easily. (Image for representation purpose only)(HT/PHOTO)
The digitization would also help the government in making the whole process transparent and in tracking the documents of any hospital easily. (Image for representation purpose only)(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 02:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNozia Sayyed, Pune

Pune plans to issue online licenses for organ transplants

In order to increase transparency within the system and keep track of the number of licenses issued for organ transplants in the state, the Maharashtra state health department in Pune has decided to take the license registration process online.
The first-time initiative will make it easier for hospitals to upload data and documents as they will no longer have to seek approval from officials in state capital Mumbai.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The first-time initiative will make it easier for hospitals to upload data and documents as they will no longer have to seek approval from officials in state capital Mumbai.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Published on Dec 22, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNozia Sayyed

National organ donor’s day: Pune now has 16 authorised hospitals for organ transplant

Ruby Hall clinic second in state to conduct organ transplant in 1997, says ZTCC
Ashwini Kumar Choubey (center) giving away the award to Dr Shailesh Puntambekar (3rd from left), uterus transplant surgeon and director of Galaxy Care Hospital on November 27 in Delhi, who conducted India’s first uterus transplant in 2017.(HT/PHOTO)
Ashwini Kumar Choubey (center) giving away the award to Dr Shailesh Puntambekar (3rd from left), uterus transplant surgeon and director of Galaxy Care Hospital on November 27 in Delhi, who conducted India’s first uterus transplant in 2017.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 03:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNozia Sayyed

Kidney transplant scam at Mumbai hospital: 550 transplant cases under scanner

ACB to probe cases forwarded to JJ Hospital, while the new SAC panel gave a nod to the transplant surgery
The accused, Tushar savarkar (in pic) and Sachin Salve were produced in court and have been remanded in the bureau’s custody for two more days(HT photo)
The accused, Tushar savarkar (in pic) and Sachin Salve were produced in court and have been remanded in the bureau’s custody for two more days(HT photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2018 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPratik Salunke, Charul Shah, Aayushi Pratap

Gift of life: Brain dead Nalanda youth’s heart and liver transplanted in Kolkata woman, Delhi man

Saurabh Pratik’s mother, Sarita Sinha decided to donate her son’s vital organs after doctors at the IGIMS declared him brain dead on September 23, following a fall from rooftop on September 19.
Experts say such organ transplants should be done as early as possible, preferably within 6-8 hours. (Representative Image)
Experts say such organ transplants should be done as early as possible, preferably within 6-8 hours. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 26, 2018 02:16 PM IST
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Activists seek simpler norms for ‘passive euthanasia’, living wills

The Indian Society of Critical Care has proposed a two-tier system to allow decisions to be jointly taken between authorised relative of the patient and the treating team of ‘three’ senior doctors.
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Published on Aug 30, 2018 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAayushi Pratap

In death, Bengal teenager gives life and hope to five others by donating organs

16-year-old Mallika Majumdar slipped into coma on August 11 and was declared brain dead by doctors on Friday. Her family was convinced to donate her organs.
Three people received the teenager’s kidneys and liver, while one of her corneas and part of her skin benefited two others.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Three people received the teenager’s kidneys and liver, while one of her corneas and part of her skin benefited two others.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 11:07 PM IST
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Gujarat: Brain-dead accident victim gives new lease of life to 7 persons

Hardik Hadiya, an engineer working at a factory in Shapar Industrial Area, met with an accident last week and suffered a severe head injury.
Vital organs including kidneys, liver, eyes and pancreas were harvested from Pandya’s body.(Representative Phot)
Vital organs including kidneys, liver, eyes and pancreas were harvested from Pandya’s body.(Representative Phot)
Updated on May 25, 2018 07:28 PM IST
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