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Human Organ Transplant Center Bhaktapur conducts first successful heart surgery

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Bhaktapur, November 23, 2016: The Bhaktapur-based Human Organ Transplant Center has performed a successful heart surgery for the first time in the history of its establishment.

A team comprising senior heart surgeons Dr Mohandev Bhandari, Dr Sampurnaman Tuladhar, Dr Prem Raj Baidhya, cardiologist Dr Kartikesh Kumar Thakur, anesthesiologist Dr Sandeep Bhandari and some other foreign doctors was involved in the successful heart operation on a patient from the eastern Sankhuwasabha district last Thursday.

At a press meet organized by the center today, centre Chief Dr Pukarchandra Shrestha said the centre achieved a noticeable progress in the heart treatment in less than a month of the starting of the service. The center is the sole health facility in Bhaktapur providing the heart treatment services and has started the heart surgery as the fourth government facility in the country. We plan to start the transplant of the cardiac valve and liver in near future, he said on the occasion.

Photograph: hotc.org.np

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