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20-km corridor helps transport liver in 20 minutes

The organ was transported from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to Medanta-The Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon

gurgaon Updated: Oct 08, 2015 00:56 IST
Isha Sahni
Isha Sahni
Hindustan Times
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This is the third time this year that a green corridor has been created in Gurgaon to transport an organ.(HT File Photo)

The Gurgaon and Delhi traffic police coordinated to form a 20-km green corridor for transporting an organ from the Indira Gandhi International Airport to a private hospital in Gurgaon in about 20 minutes.

The donor was a 40-year-old patient suffering from brain hemorrhage in Indore. The liver was transported via the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway for a 56-year-old patient suffering from liver cirrhosis at Medanta - The Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon. She had been waiting for a liver transplant for the last six months.

“All necessary precautions were taken by the traffic police so that the organ could safely reach the hospital. It was important for us that the liver reached on time and a life was saved,” Hawa Singh, ACP traffic (east), said.

The 18-km stretch, which usually takes 45 minutes to an hour with traffic, was covered in 20 minutes.

The liver was first transported from Indore to Delhi on a private airline in 1 hour 50 minutes. The organ reached the Indira Gandhi Airport at around 2.30pm and was immediately transported through the marked stretch.

Chairman and managing director of Medanta Dr Naresh Trehan said, “This was a crucial case as the liver had to be transported from Indore via air and then to the hospital in Gurgaon via road. It was important that the organ reached on time.”

This is the third time this year that a green corridor has been created for the transportation of an organ. Earlier in September, the heart of a 59-year-old patient was transported between two private hospitals in 27 minutes.

First Published: Oct 08, 2015 00:56 IST