Naresh Kapoor

Executive Director
BLK Super Speciality Hospital


Dear Readers,

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to start afresh. This time of the year is also a good time to introspect upon the past twelve months. We have had a great year with many signifi cant milestones for ourselves in both the group hospitals. More than 800 Bone Marrow Transplants, India’s fi rst DCD Liver Transplant, Tanzania’s fi rst ever Kidney Transplant, India’s fi rst successful EXIT procedure, successful cardiac surgery of a young athlete were some of our achievements in the year gone by.

The fi rst issue of Pulse for the year 2018, encapsulates some of our milestone cases. The cover story features a highly challenging Exit procedure which saved the life of a new born child. The case of Tanzania’s fi rst ever Kidney Transplant, carried out by the team of BLK doctors in partnership with the experts at Muhimbili National Hospital, is also detailed out in this issue. From our group hospital in Mumbai, you will also come across this intriguing case of a marine engineer’s brain surgery where he was awake and conscious throughout the procedure. Some of the other cases include that of a young man who was brought to the hospital with complaints of sudden loss of control of his lower limbs but it turned out to be a lot more serious condition, bringing to fore the necessity for timely check-ups.

The editorial team sends its gratitude to all those who have contributed stories and articles which enable us to bring out this newsletter in time. Our special thanks to the fi rst time contributors with the hope that they will regularly share their pieces with us. Our editorial team will be happy to connect with you through email at:

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year!

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!