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Brain dead person gives new lease of life to five patients

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

The kidneys, corneas and of a were harvested at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research here recently and transplanted on five patients, officials said Friday.

A release from the institute said a daily wage labourer of district in met with an accident last week when he was riding his two-wheeler last week and

The patient was initially treated at the government general hospital in Sankarapuram and subsequently at another government hospital in Mundiyanpakkam in

The release said the patient was referred to JIPMER as his condition was critical and declared brain dead at the institute.

Following the relatives' consent, the patient's organs were harvested.

The release said while the kidneys and corneas were transplanted on four patients, was sent to Chennai.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 20:10 IST