Doctors at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center (AIMS), Kochi successfully conducted India's first hand transplant on Tuesday 13th January, 2015. In a 16-hour long surgery, led by Dr. Subramania Iyer, Head, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, a 30 year old youth, who had lost both his hands in a train accident, received the hands of a 24-year-old accident victim.