Mumbai youngster found dead on railway tracks, family donates organs, saves 2 lives
She was rushed to a nearby hospital and then shifted to Nanavati hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Saturday evening.mumbai Updated: Aug 16, 2017 08:54 IST
The family of a 19-year-old girl who died on Saturday donated her heart, kidneys and liver on Monday .
Pratibha Vijaychand Nishad’s body had been found on the tracks between Vile Parle and Santacruz railway stations on Saturday.
“We received information that a girl had been spotted lying near the railway tracks and rushed there. We are yet to find out how the incident took place,” said Prasad Pandhare, senior police inspector of Andheri GRP.
Nishad was pursuing a course in fashion designing.
She was rushed to a nearby hospital and then shifted to Nanavati hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Saturday evening. Her parents decided to donate her heart, kidneys and liver.
“One of the kidneys and a liver were given to a person while the other kidney was given to another patient. Her heart could not be used due to some issue,” said an organ coordinator from Nanavati hospital.
Her brother, Shubham Nishad, 21, a BSC IT graduate, told HT, “My sister will not come back. She left us at a very young age. We can do anything for our country. When my family was told that her organs could save lives, we did not think twice before agreeing to it. We are happy she could do something for the countrymen.”
Chief operating officer (COO) of Nanavati hospital, Dr. Rajendra Patankar, told HT, “The girl’s parents have done a noble thing. Even in such a terrible situation, they thought of doing something good for humanity. They have given two people a second chance at life. Awareness on organ donation is required in our country.”
First Published: Aug 16, 2017 08:52 IST