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Medical Marvel in Delhi: First Successful Bilateral Hand Transplant

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A 45-year-old painter, who tragically lost both hands in a train accident in 2020, is set to resume his artistic pursuits thanks to the groundbreaking medical success of the first bilateral hand transplant in Delhi. Conducted at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, the transformative surgery was made possible by the organ donation pledge of Meena Mehta, the former administrative head of a prominent South Delhi school.

Meena Mehta’s selfless pledge facilitated not only the hand transplant but also the transformation of three other lives through her donated kidney, liver, and corneas. The recipient, hailing from an underprivileged background, faced a bleak future before the miraculous organ donation opportunity.

The intricate surgery, lasting over 12 hours, involved connecting every artery, muscle, tendon, and nerve between the donor’s hands and the recipient’s arms. The dedicated efforts of the medical team paid off, culminating in a successful procedure. The poignant moment captured in a picture, with the painter giving a double thumbs-up, symbolizes the triumph of medical expertise, organ donation, and the resilience of the human spirit.

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