The Gurgaon and Delhi Police coordinated to form two green corridors to transport two live organs from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to a private hospital in Gurgaon and another hospital in Delhi.
A heart and liver were transported on an air ambulance from Indore to the national capital on Thursday afternoon. From there, the police created an 18-km green corridor to transport the heart to Medanta-The Medicity Hospital in Sector 38, Gurgaon.
Another green corridor – to Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in Delhi – was created to rush the liver. The organs were transported in 16 minutes and the heart was transplanted to a 35-year-old woman, the hospital authorities said.
This is the second time this year that the traffic police of the two cities have coordinated to transport live organs.
Hospital sources said the organs of an 18-year-old brain dead accident victim reached the airport at 1.14 pm. The Delhi police escorted the organs through the marked stretch which had multiple crossings and busy intersections till the now defunct Sirhaul toll plaza in 11.5 minutes. From there, the Gurgaon police helped the ambulance reach Medanta-The Medicity in 4.5 minutes.
“We blocked traffic at all the entry and exit points on National Highway-8 (Gurgaon Expressway). It was important that the organ reaches on time as even seconds matter in such cases. The distance from the toll to the hospital is about seven kilometres,” said ACP Hawa Singh.
The number of organ transplants has significantly increased in the city in the recent past. Over six perfectly coordinated green corridors were made last year to transport organs in Gurgaon.