KOTTAYAM: Ambili Fathima, 22, a college student who had undergone a rare multiple organ transplant surgery in Apollo Hospital, Chennai, ten months ago, died at the Caritas Hospital here on Monday. The only child of Basheer Hassan and Shyla of Puthuparampil, Anakkal near Kanjirappally, she was born with congenital heart disease and was suffering from pulmonary hypertension.
Severe infection in the brain and other internal organs led to her death. She had also undergone another surgery a month after the transplant as after her internal organs were infected, though heavy dose medicines had suppressed it earlier.
Ms Fathima and her family came to their rented house near the Caritas for treatment a month back and was undergoing treatment for the infection in blood and internal organs for the past three days. She was shifted to the transplant unit ICU after her condition turned critical. Several people had donated money for the transplant and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was among those who visited her at the Apollo.
A final year MCom student of the CMS College, Kottayam, she was administered medicines worth more than one lakh rupees per month after she came to the Kottayam. Blood tests were conducted at three-day intervals a full-time nurse was deputed for her.
Her condition worsened after she was taken to the hospital with fever and breathing difficulty three days ago. Her funeral was held at Kanjirapally Nainar Juma Masjid Monday evening, attended by people belonging to various walks of life....