Mumbai: Monika More, who underwent a successful bilateral hand transplant surgery on August 28th at Global Hospital, Mumbai, is recovering very well and is overwhelmed to get a fresh lease of life. Global Hospital has come up with a unique initiative to help the patient fulfil her dream and live an independent life after 6 years, by launching a crowdfunding campaign on social media.
Kurla’s 23-year-old Monika More lost both her hands in 2014 after falling into a platform gap at Ghatkopar station. More got two hands donated by a deceased donor, after his family’s consent. The hands were brought from Chennai to Mumbai via chartered flight and the double hand transplant was performed successfully on August 28th. More got discharged on September 26th, in a healthy condition after spending uneventful 4 weeks at Global Hospital, Mumbai. To help the patient get back on track, the hospital has come up with an innovative idea. Each time people LIKE the hospital’s Facebook page, the contribution of Rs. 10/- will go towards Monika’s treatment. So, it’s time for Mumbai to #UseHeart to spread happiness in the patient’s life. This campaign will run till 31st October.
“Monika will have to undergo a rigorous rehabilitation program and will be able to do most of the activities she likes within a few months. We are happy that we could help the patient live a life that she always dreamt of. This is a sincere appeal to contribute towards Monika’s treatment” said Dr. Nilesh G. Satbhai, Consultant Plastic, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgeon at Global Hospital, Mumbai.
“Bilateral hand transplant was the first step towards giving Monika a new life. It’s going to be a long journey for her as post-transplant care is critical and very crucial. As we make sure that we walk alongside every patient throughout their journey to recovery, this campaign on social media aims to help her further with her treatment cost. We appeal our fellow Mumbaikars to like the Global Hospital, Mumbai Facebook page and extend their support to Monika,” concluded Dr Vivek Talaulikar, Chief Executive Officer, Global Hospital, Mumbai.