Noida Traffic Police created a green corridor on Monday afternoon to successfully transport a kidney between two hospitals 16km apart in just 17 minutes.
At 12:07 pm, a kidney of a Ghaziabad based man, declared brain dead on Monday morning at Jaypee Hospital, Sector 128, Noida, was sent to Fortis Hospital in Sector 63 through a green corridor. The organ reached the hospital at 12.24pm, thanks to the coordinated efforts of the Noida Traffic Police and doctors from Fortis and Jaypee hospitals.
Pawan Kumar (74), a resident of Kavi Nagar in Ghaziabad was admitted to Jaypee Hospital on Sunday night at 10pm after his condition worsened due to high blood pressure. He was earlier admitted to Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad.
Doctors said Kumar was declared brain dead due to a haemorrhage at Jaypee Hospital and his family members expressed their desire to donate his organs.
“Despite the efforts put in by our doctors, the patient was declared brain dead on Monday morning. We contacted National Organ and Tissue Transport Organisation (NOTTO) and the family members of the deceased who wished to donate his organs. It was decided that Jaypee will keep one kidney and liver of the donor and one kidney will be dispatched to Fortis Hospital,” said a spokesperson of the Jaypee Hospital, with Dr Amit Devra, a senior consultant with the hospital.
Soon, a green corridor was formed with the help of the traffic police and the management team of both hospitals.
“We began the convoy from Jaypee Hospital, took the Hazipur underpass, then the Sector 71 underpass and from there the Model Town route to reach Fortis Hospital,” said Prabal Pratap Singh, superintendent, Noida Traffic Police.
A senior traffic police officer said it took approximately 5 minutes for the convoy to reach the intersection of Sector 71.
The kidney was transplanted on a 39-year-old woman who is suffering from damaged kidneys for the past two years. She is recovering after the operation, doctors at Fortis Hospital said.
“The patient was on the list of transplants. When we got a call from the NOTTO with a kidney for transplant, the family was elated and thankful. The surgery has been conducted following the mandatory protocol and we hope the patient recovers quickly,” said Dr Dushyant Nadar, additional director and coordinator, Fortis Hospital, Noida.
On the other hand, the other two organs (a kidney and liver) kept by Jaypee Hospital were transplanted on two other patients at the hospital.
“As soon as we received the organs, our doctors started the operation on two separate patients. Both the surgeries were successful,” the hospital spokesperson said.