Green Corridor paves the way for organ transport

Vital organs of 23-year-old Abhishek, who was declared brain dead, were harvested on Wednesday. Photo: Special arrangement  


It took just 14 minutes to cover a distance of 13 km. On Wednesday morning, a Green Corridor was created from Victoria Hospital to M.S. Ramaiah Hospital.

Traversing through some of the roads that usually witness heavy vehicular movement, the Green Corridor that started from Victoria Hospital at 10.30 a.m., reached M.S. Ramaiah Hospital at 10.44 a.m.

Vital organs of autorickshaw driver Abhishek (23) from Ramanagara were harvested at Victoria Hospital. Abhishek met with a road accident on May 29 and was brought to NIMHANS for treatment. He was later shifted to Victoria Hospital and declared brain dead on Tuesday. His father decided to donate the organs.

The heart was taken to M.S. Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre at M.S. Ramaiah Hospital. The ambulance that started from Victoria Hospital, passed through Town Hall, Police Corner at Halasoor Gate, State Bank of Mysuru Junction, Palace Road, Basaveshwara Circle, High Grounds Circle, Golf Course Road, Windsor Junction, Mekhri Circle, Sadashivanagar Police Station and reached M.S. Ramaiah Hospital on New BEL Road.

The ambulance was piloted by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Upparpet Sub-Division, G.A. Jagadish. He said though the proposed time was around 22 minutes, the ambulance was able to reach the destination in just 14 minutes.

According to sources, the heart was transplanted to a 47-year-old woman, who was suffering from Dilated Cardio Myopathy with severe left ventricular dysfunction. The woman, sources said, had enlisted herself with the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Organ Transplantation in March last year and was waiting for a heart. “We found that the heart matched the requirements. The surgery was performed by senior cardiologist and transplant physician Nagamallesh, cardio thoracic and vascular surgeons Julius Punnen and Ravi Shankar Shetty and cardiac anaesthetists Anil Ramaiah and Ravi Naik,” sources said and added that the heart was beating fine.

Meanwhile, ZCCK officials said that the other vital organs, including eyes, two kidneys and liver, were harvested by doctors at the Victoria Hospital. It took nearly five hours to harvest the organs, a team member from ZCCK said.

ZCCK sources said that while one kidney was taken to Manipal Hospital on Old Airport Road, while another to Institute of Nephro Urology, Victoria Hospital campus. Sources said the right kidney was transplanted on a 48-year-old male, while the left kidney was transplanted on a 62-year-old male. The victim’s eyes were sent to Lions Eye Bank. The liver was transplanted on a 55-year-old male at the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana in Victoria Hospital campus, sources added.

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