Launched two years ago, its flagship Heart and Lung Transplant Programme is the only comprehensive solid thoracic organ programme in India, and has a positive post-transplant survival rates of 85%.
The programme’s high success rate was acknowledged by the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, placing Gleneagles Global Hospitals on par with some of the best heart and lung centres in the world.
A strong advocate of organ donation, Gleneagles Global Hospitals plays an active role in raising public awareness of organ donation in India, where organ donation rates are among the lowest in the world.
“With more than 50,000 people waiting for a heart transplant every year and more than 20,000 annually for a lung transplant, there is a wide gap between the number of transplants needed and the organs available,” says Dr Sandeep Attawar, Director and Chair of the Heart and Lung Transplant programme.
With rapid advances in medical technology, improved diagnosis and timely intervention, more transplant recipients are living longer than before. At Gleneagles Global Hospitals, the transplant care team focuses on stabilising patients as they await transplantation and provide medical options for those who are not suitable for organ transplantation.
IHH Healthcare started 2022 on an exciting note by hosting its first hybrid Global Town Hall on 27 January, with more than 100 staff in attendance at the webcast venue in Malaysia.
Marrying design with sustainability, Pantai Hospital Ipoh won an award presented by the Mayor of Ipoh City, Y.Bhg. Dato Rumaizi, for embracing green building technology as part of its recent renovations.
Fear not for this is not a beast machine out of a Transformer movie. The cyclotron is a particle accelerator that was installed in the new Proton Therapy Centre at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
After its first successful bilateral hand transplant in August last year, the team at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai has gone on to perform the life-changing surgery on two quadruple amputee patients – a first for India.
For his firm focus on creating a bedrock of trust, IHH Managing Director & CEO Dr Kelvin Loh has been named Executive of the Year – Healthcare at the 2021 Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards.