India's first double lung transplant surgery on a Covid-19 patient

India’s first double lung transplant surgery on a Covid-19 patient

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Double lung transplant on a Covid-19 patient turns out to be a success for the very first time in the Indian subcontinent. The transplant was carried out by a team of doctors in a Hyderabad hospital. Rizwan, a 32 -year old from Chandigarh was suffering from sarcoidosis, a severe lung problem, which affected the lungs severely.

The head of Heart and Lung Transplant department in Hyderabad’s Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hospital (KIMS), Dr Sandeep Attawar who is also considered as the pioneer of heart and lung transplant surgeries in India, carried out the surgery. This surgery was done when the health of Rizwan deteriorated due to Covid-19. In India,

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