From Despair Hope Documentary film by Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi

“Hand Transplantation – From Despair To Hope.”

A team of doctors from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi achieve a rare feat of the first successful double hand transplant in the nation and any developing country till date. Watch their story.

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