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Home / Mumbai News / Heart transported 323 km in 94 minutes from Aurangabad to Mumbai via green corridor

Heart transported 323 km in 94 minutes from Aurangabad to Mumbai via green corridor

The live heart of a 13-year-old boy, who died in a road accident, was successfully transplanted into a 4-year-old girl.

mumbai Updated: Jun 23, 2018 22:33 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Thane
The heart reached Fortis hospital at 3:24pm, one hour and thirty-four minutes after it was retrieved at 1:50 pm in Aurangabad on Friday.
The heart reached Fortis hospital at 3:24pm, one hour and thirty-four minutes after it was retrieved at 1:50 pm in Aurangabad on Friday.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)

A live heart was transported from Aurangabad to Mumbai, a distance of 323.5 kilometres, in one hour and thirty-four minutes and was successfully transplanted into a 4-year-old girl.

A statement from Fortis Hospital in suburban Mulund, where the transplant took place, said that the operation was successful and the girl, a resident of Jalna, was under observation.

The hospital statement said that the live heart of a 13-year-old boy, who died in a road accident, was retrieved in Aurangabad’s MGM Hospital on Friday from where it left for Aurangabad Airport at 1:50 pm.

It reached the airport at 1:54 pm covering the 4.8 kilometre distance in 4 minutes thanks to a green corridor set in place there, the hospital said.

A chartered flight brought the heart to Mumbai Airport at 3:05pm from where it was rushed, via a green corridor, to Fortis Hospital, 18 kilometres away, in 19 minutes.

“The heart reached Fortis at 3:24pm, one hour and thirty-four minutes after it was retrieved in Aurangabad. The distance covered stood at 323.5 kilometres,” Fortis officials said on Saturday.