Gleneagles Hospital




  • In India, Gleneagles Global Hospitals operates a chain of multi-super specialty hospitals offering tertiary and quaternary healthcare services with over 2,000 beds and state-of-the-art, world-class hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, and Mumbai.
  • A pioneer in kidney, liver, heart and lung transplants, Gleneagles Global Hospitals provides comprehensive multi-organ transplant services in the country.
  • Gleneagles Global Hospitals aims to strengthen and expand its leading market position as a destination for multi-organ transplant for patients from India, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia.


  • Hamad Sultan Khamis Khalfan Al-Yahyaee, an 18-year old UAE national from Abu Dhabi, and his younger brother Mohamed have reclaimed the beats of life after successful heart transplantations at the Gleneagles Global Health City hospital in Chennai, India.
  • The two siblings were referred to Gleneagles after they were diagnosed with an extreme condition of left ventricular failure, which prevented the heart from pumping enough blood to the body.
  • Hamad was airlifted to Chennai in a critical state following a ‘shock liver’ (acute liver injury caused by a shortage of blood and oxygen supply).
  • The first challenge was to bring Hamad to a stable condition before preparing him for the transplant, remembers Dr. Attawar Sandeep, Program Director and Chair of Cardiac Surgery and Heart & Lung Transplantation at Gleneagles.
  • Dr. Attawar and his team sprang into action managing the complex processes involved. Meanwhile, Mohammed was also referred to the same hospital after being diagnosed with the same heart condition as his elder brother.


  • This was a great human-interest story and we wanted to share this with the world at large and reach out to parents who perhaps had a similar challenge
  • The agency also got the doctor to share the entire story with the media and this further helped other patients in the country and the GCC region.
  • White Water PR created a story that got the attention of leading newspapers in the UAE and this resulted in a full-page coverage in several mainline dailies, that was unheard of in the past.

Emirati siblings and Indians share the beat, heart-to-heart

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