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Minister Surprises Doctors, Waiting Into Late Night; Token Of Recognition, Says Medical Team

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Tuesday Feb 15, 2022


Kottayam : At Kottayam Medical College that had its first-ever liver transplantation underway, Health Minister Veena George on Monday remained waiting late into night for over two hours to meet with  the doctors and medical crew when they emerged. The minister had reached the Medical College Hospital around 9 last night. Earlier in the day, after official engagements in Pathanamthitta up to noon, she had dashed to  Thiruvananthapuram to attend important meetings there before heading for Kottayam. The minister arrived at the hospital unbeknownst  to media. The Medical College authorities too received information only one hour prior.

The Minister, who waited at the hospital from 9 pm until the surgery was over, spoke  with members of Subeesh’s family. Post the operation, the Minister met with the doctors and team staff,  and congratulated them all before returning home around  12 pm midnight.

We were happy to see the waiting minister who greeted us all,  said the doctors and staff, adding that, the waiting into later hours and all felt like a  gesture of  recognition for us.

Minister Veena George lend huge support toward  liver transplant facilitation at Kottayam Medical College.  Many meetings  chaired by the minister were held to ensure  arrangements including equipments  necessary for the surgery. Then on the surgery eve, she held conversation with Dr. Jaykumar and Entrology Division Dr. Sindhu, to take last-minute stock of arrangements for the big day.

Thrissur natives Subeesh and wife Pravija arriving in Kottayam for liver transplant was a matter of pure chance. The couple was prompted by the minister’s announcement that said Kottayam Medical College was  being readied for conduct of  liver transplant surgery.  The family is happy  the announcement came real  in just matter of months.  Relatives, Unnikuttan and Suma,  present at the hospital last night expressed their contentment to the minister directly.


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