Dean Dr E Theranirajan said a bone marrow transplant is an expensive procedure and would cost several lakhs in private facilities but at RGGGH, it was being done for free
The initiative will help emergency patients who come to the hospital without carrying any essential items
After a pre-operative investigation, it was decided to go ahead with the surgery.
The elderly man lived alone as all his relatives were abroad when he tested positive for the coronavirus, said RGGGH Dean Dr E Theranirajan.
The procedure involves valve-sparing aortic root replacement, a surgical treatment for aortic root aneurysms (a ballooning and weakened area in the artery).
Ten specialist doctors were involved in the challenging surgery which lasted for 12 hours.
According to a release, the boy was diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm, a condition of enlargement of the main blood vessel, in impending rupture stage.
Private hospitals are requesting for permission to begin vaccination, said Vijayabaskar.
A total of 78 healthcare providers were administered the vaccine at the institute, and of them, 40 took Covishield and 38 took Covaxin.
Dr Manoj Murhekar, Director, National Institute of Epidemiology, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), was one of the beneficiaries to receive the indigenously developed Covaxin
Apollo Hospitals chairman among those who got the COVID vaccine shots on inaugural day.
Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital is one of the three dry-run sites in Chennai while the other districts which are part of this are Nilgris, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore and Tiruvallur.
His scan showed he had 95 per cent lung infection. He was on oxygen support and in the ICU for 62 days and on oxygen support alone for 40 days, a press release said.
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The Dean of the hospital, Dr E Theranirajan, said the patient had 80 percent lung involvement when he was admitted in September