Two green corridors were set up in Indore on Tuesday to transport heart, liver, kidneys, eyes and skin of a 45-year-old man, who was declared brain dead by the doctors late on Monday.
The green corridor is formed by ensuring the stretch of the road through carrying organ is free from any vehicular movement. Traffic signals on the special travel route are put on manual mode.
Sunil Paroliya, a resident of Musakhedi area in the city, succumbed to the injuries he had sustained during an accident. His heart and liver were transported from Choithram Hospital to Fortis, Mumbai and AIIMS, New Delhi.
The first green corridor was created at 11:30am and the ambulance carrying the organs reached the airport in 10 minutes. Normally, it takes at least half-an-hour to cover the distance.
At 12:05pm, another green corridor was formed to transport the kidney of the deceased to city’s Bombay hospital. Paroliya’s other kidney was administered to another patient at the Choithram hospital itself.
This is the 11th time a successful green corridor was created in the city. The Indore Society for Organ Donation that arranged for the transportation of heart for the third time said the first paediatric heart transplant in Mumbai was also arranged from this city.
“The entire process went on smoothly. We sent the liver only after biopsy as there were doubts that it was infected. The organ has been sent to AIIMS and they are now shortlisting patients, who can benefit from it,” said Dr Sanjay Dixit, vice dean MGM Medical College, Indore.
Quoting doctors who harvested the organs, divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey said they did not face any major problem in carrying out the operation as both the green corridors functioned smoothly. “It was our eleventh feat and we have grown in confidence with the entire procedure. The procedure which would normally take us two-three hours was done in minutes. It is a major achievement for Indore, the only city in the state to successfully execute green corridors and organ donations,” he said.
Initially, the doctors had decided to donate the organs to a patient in the city. But as Medanta, Indore’s only private hospital equipped to perform the critical surgery, did not have any patient lined up for heart transplantation, the decision was cancelled.