2 green corridors created in Indore for organ transplants

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Feb 09, 2016 22:30 IST
Doctors transporting liver to be taken for transplant to Medanta hospital, in Indore on Tuesday. (Arun Mondhe/ HT photo)

Two green corridors were created in Indore to transport a liver and a kidney harvested from a 42-year-old donor from a hospital to the airport within 10 minutes, an official said on Tuesday.

The first corridor was created between Choithram hospital and the airport at 8.17 am for transporting the liver while the other created at 8.26 am to transport the kidney of Vishwas Doshi, a resident of Ujjain’s Mehidpur, who was declared brain dead, said Sanjay Dubey, Indore divisional commissioner.

“This is the 5th green corridor created in the city in the past six months to transport organs,” he said.

“Traffic was diverted to ensure that the ambulances could reach the airport within ten minutes.”

Doshi, who was undergoing treatment at the Medanta hospital, was declared brain dead on Monday morning after which the entire process began, he said.

“We shifted the patient around midnight the tests began. It was decided that the liver will be sent to Medanta Gurgaon while the kidney will be sent to a hospital in Greater Kailash in Delhi.”

Dr Pradeep Salgia and his colleague, Anil Bandi at the hospital played a major role in transporting the organs.

Sandeepan Arya of Muskaan Group that counselled the Doshi family about organ donation, said “The family was aware about organ donation…The deceased’s grandfather had donated his eye 25 years ago when people hardly knew about organ donation.”

Soon after Vishwas was declared brain dead, his father, Jawahar Doshi decided to donate his organs, he said.

According to Indore Society for Organ Donation, Indore has become the second city in the country after Chennai with the maximum number of organ donations.

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