In a big medical success, 118-year-old woman Kartar Kaur Sangha was operated and successfully fitted with a pacemaker. According to ANI, Sangha was fitted with a pacemaker at a hospital in Ludhiana. The doctor Ravindra Singh, who handled her case, said that her age has been confirmed according to her brother’s birth record and two-three other records. Her 90-year-old daughter also provided them with proof.
The Punjab native could now be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records and the Limca Book of Records.
Before Sangha, the record for the oldest person to undergo surgery in the world was held by Kunjithamma, a 114-year-old from Tirur, Kerala in 2017. She had undergone an operation for her fractured bone.
Surgeries on seniors as old as 60 years are considered risky and the risk increases with age. Risks of the pacemaker surgery include bleeding, allergic reactions, infection. The fact that Sangha survived the pacemaker surgery speaks volumes about her own health and the doctor’s expertise.