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"First successful lung transplant surgery in Eastern India"
Doctor Dispatch

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

The tale of Swapnil Biswas, a 16-year-old boy from Barasat, West Bengal, is a testament to medical innovation and resilience. After accidentally ingesting paraquat, a herbicide known for its lethal toxicity, Swapnil was left battling severe respiratory distress. Despite the extensive medical interventions at Medica Superspecialty Hospital, his condition continued to deteriorate.

In response to the dire situation, an expert team of doctors, including Dr. Kunal Sarkar and Dr. Dipanjan Chatterjee, decided to opt for a lung transplant – the first such procedure in Eastern India. Organ transplantation, while offering a new lease of life, comes with its own challenges. Among these, the most daunting is finding a compatible organ donor.

Fortunately, a brain-dead patient at Bhubaneshwar’s SUM Ultimate Hospital proved to be a match. The lung was promptly retrieved and transported, marking a critical step in this extraordinary medical journey.

Following the transplant, Swapnil’s condition has stabilized, and the ventilatory support is being gradually discontinued. This life-changing operation highlights the crucial role of organ donation in saving lives and the leaps in medical innovation in India.

The incredible journey of Swapnil from a critical patient to a survivor also underscores the need for awareness about the dangers of common but deadly substances like paraquat. It serves as a reminder of the power of medical science and the enduring human spirit.

Through this feat, Medica Superspecialty Hospital has not only transformed a life but has also set a precedent for other healthcare institutions in Eastern India.



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