Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, one of the main hospitals in Mumbai, has started a heart transplant program, after pioneering kidney and liver transplantation in western India.
The program will be led by cardiac surgeon Dr KR Balakrishnan, well known in the field of heart transplants in the country.
Jaslok Hospital will partner with MGM Hospital Chennai to bring this program online.
In the past five years, the city has recorded a record 163 heart transplants, according to public records.
Jitendra Haryan, CEO of Jaslok Hospital, said: “We are delighted to expand our transplant services and offerings to also include heart transplants. Dr KR Balakrishnan is a well-known cardiac surgeon in the country, and we are happy to provide his services and expertise to our patients in Mumbai and the greater western region. It is encouraging to see the increase in the number of organ donations occurring in the city, giving new life to many. “
While the program will be led by Dr Balakrishnan, it will be supported by the team of cardiac surgeons and cardiologists at Jaslok Hospital. The program will provide exceptional quality and results, comprehensive support services, easily accessible care, a team of transplant surgeons, critical care experts, infectious disease consultants, specially trained support nurses and ‘other paramedical personnel for intensive care and services, liaison officers, transplant coordinators, dedicated beds in intensive care, cardiac rehabilitation and specialized postoperative care.
MGM Healthcare CEO Harish Manian said, “The association with Jaslok is strategic in nature, which will facilitate knowledge sharing and on-site transplant support from MGM’s team of experts. Healthcare Chennai. Dr KR Balakrishnan and his team will have a dedicated heart failure clinic to assess patients. This association also strengthens our relationship with Jaslok Hospital and strengthens our commitment to get closer to our patients in Western India.