Doctors at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center (AIMS), Kochi successfully conducted India's first hand transplant on Tuesday 13th January. Dr. Subramania Iyer, Head, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Amrita Hospital led the 16 hour-long surgery. "Technically everything went well. It may take another 10-14 days before confirming the acceptance of the limbs by the recipient," Dr. Iyer said.