A green corridor was created from CHL hospital to the Indore airport on Thursday to transport vital organs to hospitals in Delhi.
This is the eighth time a green corridor was created in Indore, and the second time this week.
The organs - a liver, two kidneys and a heart - were donated by Gaurav Jain, 34, who was declared brain dead after receiving serious injuries to the head in an accident on March 6. His heart and liver were flown to AIIMS and the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi, while the kidneys were transported to Bombay Hospital in the city.
“We came to know that Gaurav was declared brain dead by doctors on Wednesday. Soon, we started the entire process of counselling the family and the relatives,” said Sandeep Arya, a member of the Muskaan group, which plays an active role in organ and body donation.
After counselling the family for more than five hours, the body was soon taken for organ retrieval. At around 7.15 am, the first green corridor was created. A second corridor was created at 7.48am.
The administration appreciated the active role played by doctors from AIIMS, CHL Hospital and Bombay Hospital. They were also praised for ensuring that everything was carried out within a fixed time frame.
After losing her son in a road accident, Prabha Jain, Gaurav’s mother, decided to donate her son’s organs but decided to stay away from the hospital when the process of organ retrieval began. “It was very courageous of my mother to take this decision. But as the accident and Gaurav’s death is a major shock for us, we decided to not bring her to the hospital as it would just add to the entire emotional stress on her,” said Gaurav’s brother Lalit.
“My brother would have been alive if he had worn a helmet. People should understand that wearing helmet is important,” he added.