The Delhi Traffic Police helped provide a Green Corridor to a human heart, which was transported from west Delhi to South Delhi in 16 minutes in a case of cadaveric organ transplant
Two city hospitals and the Delhi traffic police combined forces in yet another instance of transportation of a human organ to save a life on Friday evening.
Doctors at BLK Super Speciality Hospital had harvested the heart, kidney, liver and eyes of 57-year old Ram Babu (name changed) who was declared brain-dead at the Hospital and helped save six lives in different hospitals.
The Delhi Traffic Police helped provide a ‘Green Corridor’ to a human heart, which was transported from BL Kapur Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, Karol Bagh to Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket. A distance of 20 km was covered in a record 16 minutes, said Sharad Aggarwal, additional commissioner of police (traffic).
“Around midnight, a request was received from the BL Kapur Hospital to provide a ‘Green Corridor’ for transportation of a human heart to Max Hospital, Saket. Immediately, traffic arrangements were made which finally culminated in the heart, which was despatched around three a.m., reaching its destination just 16 minutes later,” Mr. Aggarwal said. Giving details of the case, Mr. Naresh Kapoor, Director, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, said on Saturday the hospital applauds the courage and conviction of family members of Ram.
“They exhibited exemplary generosity to the cause of humanity and we are proud of them. Delhi has had very few cases of cadaveric organ transplant and this successful harvesting of organs like kidneys, heart, liver and corneas, affirms our capability and world-class facility, which we hope to use for many such high-end medical intervention. We are thankful to Delhi Police who created Green Corridor to help cover over 20 km from west Delhi to South Delhi in just 16 minutes carrying a live, beating heart waiting to give new life to other,’’ added Mr Kapoor.
Dr. Sanjay Mehta, Medical Superintendent, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, said: “Ram was brought to the hospital in the late hours of July 30 with severe brain injury and lot of internal bleeding.