Two green corridors will be created early Friday to transport the liver of a brain-dead man from Indore to Bhopal for transplantation, which officials said will be the first such surgery conducted in Madhya Pradesh.
The first green corridor will be created between CHL Hospital in Indore and the city airport around 5.30am for transporting the liver to Bhopal in an air ambulance.
The second corridor will be set up around 7am between the Bhopal airport and Siddhanta Red Cross Superspeciality Hospital, where the organ is scheduled to be transplanted to a patient.
While Bhopal will witness a green corridor for the first time, it will be 13th such instance for Indore.
The 42-year-old donor was declared brain dead by MY Hospital doctors on Thursday afternoon, after which he was shifted to CHL hospital for organ retrieval.
“The retrieval process was to begin in the evening, but as we were in talks with doctors from across the country for the donation of heart, the process got delayed,” said Sanjay Dubey, divisional commissioner, Indore, adding that the process will now begin at 3:30am on Friday.
While one kidney will be transplanted to a patient in CHL hospital itself, another will go to a patient in Choithram Hospital. Also, eyes and skin will be donated to MK International Eye Bank and Choithram Hospital respectively.
Bhopal’s additional superintendent of police(traffic) Sameer Yadav told media persons: “The air ambulance from Indore is expected to land at the state hangar at around 7 am on Friday after which the green corridor will immediately come into effect. It will be based on the arrangements made during VVIP movement.”
“The ambulance carrying the liver would take the BRTS corridor route to reach Siddhanta Superspeciality Hospital in about 12 to 15 minutes,” said Yadav.
Indore to get first liver transplant centre soon
Indore’s first and the state’s third liver transplant centre is going to be set up at Choithram Hospital soon, a facility that will not only do away with hurdles in organ donations and retrievals but also boost organ transplant surgeries especially liver transplants. Other two centres are in Bhopal.
“Almost all organ retrieval surgeries in the 12 green corridors were done at Choithram hospital. While kidney transplants were carried out at Choithram only, the liver was always flown to either Delhi or Mumbai,” said Dr Sanjay Dixit, vice dean of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and joint secretary of Indore Organ Donation society. Dr Dixit said it will be a cheaper option for those patients who go to cities like Delhi and Mumbai where the cost of operation comes to around Rs 30 lakh.
There are also talks about the first heart transplant centre being set up at Medanta Hospital in Indore. In the previous two green corridors, attempts were reportedly made to get the heart transplanted but as the hospital did not have a proper waiting list it was decided to give it to other centres in Delhi and Mumbai.