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Covid, MM survivor’s lungs give life to Kolkata patient

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In a first such cadaver organ donation by a Covid-19 and Mucormycosis recovered patient, organs harvested from 53-year-old textile embroidery unit owner gives life to six.
Manish Shah was hospitalised due to Covid-19 in June 2020. Later, 16 teeth along with his jaw had to be removed after he was infected by black fungus in November. Shah lungs have been transplanted into a 46-year-old patient in Kolkata whose lungs were heavily damaged by coronavirus. It is also the first interstate lung transplant from Gujarat to eastern part of the country.
“My husband won the battle against Covid and had recovered from MM too. We knew the painful condition of Covid patients and hence, we agreed to donate the lungs,” said Mona, wife of deceased Shah.

On September 16, Shah complained of pain in his hand and head. He was shifted to the hospital for examination and after his condition did not improve, doctors at the United Green Hospital performed angioplasty and placed a stent in his heart. However, within an hour he lost consciousness and doctors diagnosed brain haemorrhage. A surgery was performed to remove a blood clot in his brain, but on September 19 they declared him brain dead.

Soon, alerted by the doctors, Nilesh Mandlewala of Donate Life convinced the family to donate his organs. “The family was very kind and agreed to donate the organs. It is the first case of organ donation by Covid-19 patient. All the organs were examined by nodal agencies and were in good condition,” said Mandlewala.

Source: Times of India

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