The Bhopal district administration and city traffic police on Friday successfully created the first green corridor of Bhopal to carry a donated liver from the state hangar to Siddhanta Red Cross Super-speciality Hospital.
The donated liver, used in the state’s first liver transplant surgery at Siddhanta Red Cross Superspeciality Hospital, was of a 42-year-old brain-dead man at CHL Hospital in Indore. It was carried from CHL Hospital to Indore airport in another Green Corridor in Indore, from where it was carried to Bhopal airport in an air ambulance.
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.
Earlier, the Green Corridor in Bhopal was planned to be created at 10pm on Thursday but due to technical issues, it was rescheduled at 7.30 am on Friday.
“The air ambulance from Indore landed at Bhopal airport at around 7.25 am from where it reached the state hangar at 7.30 am. The liver was then put in a road ambulance which departed from there at 7.33 am and reached the hospital at 7.46 am, covering the 12 km-route in just 13 minutes,” said additional superintendent of police (traffic), Sameer Yadav, adding that more than 100 police officials were deployed in the corridor.
The donated liver was used for a liver transplant in a 45-year-old female patient at Siddhanta Red Cross Superspeciality Hospital.
Speaking to HT on the first-of-its-kind liver transplant surgery in MP, gastro surgeon at Siddhanta Red Cross Superspeciality Hospital, Dr Subodh Varshney said, “The surgery was conducted by a team of 12 doctors comprising seven doctors from Medanta Hospital, Delhi and five from our hospital. The whole process of the surgery started at 5 am and was completed at 2 pm.”
The patient is now put on ventilation and is conscious at present.