Amrita Hospital, Kochi has successfully conducted its 12th hand transplant surgery. Gulnora, 45, is from Uzbekistan and lost her hands in an accident at her workplace. She has just completed her month-long treatment in Kochi and, with happiness and gratitude, returned home. Gulnora will be able to move her hands completely after undergoing follow-up treatments, including physiotherapy
After losing her hands in an accident at her workplace, Gulnora received limbs harvested from Anita, a native of Nagercoil. Anita was declared brain dead at KIMS Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, on September 21, 2022. Her hands were airlifted to Kochi where the doctors at Amrita Hospital successfully attached them to Gulnora’s arms in a 16-hour surgery.
To celebrate with Gulnora, Dr Prem Nair, Group Medical Director of Amrita Hospitals; Dr Pratapan Nair, Medical Administrator; Dr Subramania Iyer, Head of the Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Dr Jimmy Mathew; Dr Anil Mathew; and Brahmacharini Rehana took part in a cake-cutting function organized at the hospital.