Aster Med City Kochi has tied up with Kauvery hospital Chennai, a unit of Kauvery group of hospitals, to improve heart and lung transplants in South India. Aster Med City is a quaternary healthcare center in Kochi and one of the largest in South India.
It is the flagship hospital of Aster DM Healthcare, a healthcare conglomerate. “At Aster, we have state-of-the-art infrastructure and we are equipped with the latest technological advancements. This, combined with the high-end expertise from Kauvery Hospital Chennai, one of the most trusted healthcare organizations in the South, we believe this tie up will benefit more patients awaiting heart and lung transplants, which will in turn save lives.” said Farhaan Yasin, Regional Director, Aster Hospitals Kerala & Tamil Nadu from Aster Medcity.
The clinical team for Heart and Lung transplant at Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, includes highly qualified surgeons and supporting physicians who are exceptionally skilled and trained as per international standards. They are also equipped with the latest advancements in performing Heart and Lung Transplant.
According to a report of The Print, speaking about the association with Aster Medcity, Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Co-founder and Executive Director Kauvery Hospital Chennai said, “Organ transplants have been gaining momentum gradually in India, yet Heart and Lung Transplants are still lagging behind. Some of the challenges are the non-willingness by families of the deceased to volunteer for organ donation, non-availability of a highly qualified team of surgeons in some hospitals and most importantly the lack of infrastructure to perform the highly complex procedure.