Gujarat woman's hands transplanted in Tamil Nadu man
While Gujarat has recorded a major jump in donations of organs namely liver, kidneys, heart, and even lungs
The delicate hands of a 26-year old woman who worked as an office executive in Ahmedabad have been transplanted in an diploma engineer in Tamil Nadu who used to run a fabrication workshop where he lost both his limbs to electric burns.
This is one of the handful of cases in India involving inter-gender hand transplants.
While Gujarat has recorded a major jump in donations of organs namely liver, kidneys, heart, and even lungs in the past couple of years, the first donation of hands was done in 2021 in Ahmedabad.
Afterwards, four more donations have been made - one of the highest among Indian states in the past three years - which has given a new life to amputees in Mumbai and Chennai.
Venkatesan, 24, a resident of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu, was working at his workshop in 2018 when an instrument malfunctioned, and he got electrocuted.
Both his hands were amputated to save his life in a matter of two months due to severe damage caused by the incident involving high-voltage electrical burns.
After four years, he finally felt the sensation on tip of hand - which was not his own! Thanks to a donation from an Amdavadi, Venkatesan got his hands elbow-down after four years.
On Saturday, the team of surgeons were felicitated by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in Chennai as the patient successfully completed two months with the transplanted hands.
- 28 Jan 2021 8:54 AM GMT
- 26 Aug 2020 3:27 AM GMT
- 9 Aug 2022 7:01 AM GMT
- 8 Aug 2022 10:56 AM GMT