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Patients need financial backup for lifelong meds after heart transplant

DNMUM438464 | 6/29/2019 | Author : Anagha Sawant | WC :328 | Health



Lack of financial backup which stops the heart transplant recipient to intake medicines for the rest of their life is concerning the doctors. This week, after saving the life of 62-year-old Andheri resident, a team of doctors from a private hospital in Mumbai has completed 100 heart transplant operation in four years.
According to the doctors, the government should help the recipient with money for the medicines. While the cost of the surgery is around Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh excluding the transport charges, if the patient stops the intake of the medicines which later causes health issues, the cost again increases to lakhs of rupees. Every year a biopsy is done on patients for follow up.
Dr Anvay Mulay, head-cardiac transp
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