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TN farmer's son gets a new heart under CM's health insurance scheme

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore (TN) 

A 26-year-old man, whose heart was functioning just 15 per cent, got a new lease of life after a at a city hospital under the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.

The man, the son of a hailing from Nambiyur in district, was admitted to Centre and Hospital (KMCH) here a week ago

After studying his health condition, cardiologists and Sureshkumar decided that would be the only permanent solution.

The was performed with a heart donated from a last week.

The transplant was done completely free of cost with the aid of the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.

The entire process right from harvesting the heart from the brain dead person, transporting the organ safe and fast so as to reach the hospital and the had to be completed within a short span of time, said.

"Time is critical and of paramount importance," he said and appreciated the entire team's performance.

normally costs Rs 14 lakh and additional Rs 1-2 lakh for post-medication, hospital sources said.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 14:55 IST