- Lalita Salve, a 29-year-old woman police constable from Beed, Maharashtra, will take her first step to become Lalit on Friday, May 25.
- A well-known plastic surgeon, Dr Rajat Kapoor, will perform the sex-change surgery on Lalita at Mumbai’s state-run St George Hospital.
- On Friday, the doctors will remove her breasts and ovaries. And will insert a tube into her bladder help her to pass urine.
On Friday, May 25, Lalita, who prefers to be called Lalit, will move one step closer to get back her hidden identity. After a long wait of over-a-year to get a nod from the police department, Lalita will finally undergo surgery on Friday.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rajat Kapoor, a well-known plastic surgeon, said, “We performed various tests on Lalita on Thursday, and the reports are normal. We will perform the first surgery on her tomorrow morning. We will remove her breasts and ovaries first. A tube will be inserted into her urinary bladder so that she can urinate. The next surgery will be performed after six months, as her financial condition is weak. The doctors and volunteers of the NGOs are trying to collect money through crowdfunding.”
Dr Madhukar Gaikwad, Medical Superintendent of St George Hospital, said, “We performed various tests like blood, hemoglobin, X-ray, ECG, and other generic tests on Lalita. Lalita is fit to undergo any surgical procedure. Dr Kapoor will perform the surgery on her. We have to perform around 4-5 surgeries over the period of time.”
Lalita had shot into the limelight after she applied for a sex reassignment surgery. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis intervened into the matter and had asked the police department to review her file.