Medica Superspecialty Hospital has successfully conducted Eastern India’s first lung transplant on a 16-year-old boy, Swapnil Biswas. He suffered from severe respiratory distress after accidental ingestion of paraquat, a highly toxic herbicide known for its fatal outcomes.
Despite the efforts of the medical team, led by Dr. Kunal Sarkar and Dr. Dipanjan Chatterjee, Swapnil’s condition worsened, necessitating the exploration of an alternate life-saving solution – a lung transplant. However, organ transplants in India face an uphill battle due to a significant shortage of organ donors.
Remarkably, through ROTTO (East)’s intervention, a compatible donor was identified at Bhubaneshwar’s SUM Ultimate Hospital. This development led to the successful transplant and a new lease of life for Swapnil.
This pioneering lung transplant is not just a testimony of Medica Superspecialty Hospital’s dedication to medical excellence but also a resounding call for the importance of organ donations. Swapnil’s story of survival shines a light on the power of medical innovations and the enduring human spirit.