Two green corridors created in Pune and Nashik for organs

Pune: Traffic police on Tuesday created two 'green corridors' for speedy transportation of two livers for transplantation, one of them being a distance of 210 km. 

While the heart of a woman who was declared brain dead was flown to Mumbai, liver of another dead patient was brought to Pune from Nashik by covering a distance of 210 km in 3 hours and 25 minutes, in almost half the estimated time. 

Dr Sanjay Pathare, assistant director, medical services at Ruby Hall Hospital, said the heart of a 46-year-old woman from Satara district, who was declared brain-dead on Monday evening, was flown to Mumbai's Fortis hospital.

The woman had met with an accident. After it became clear that she had become brain-dead, the hospital retrieved her heart, liver, kidneys and corneas with the consent of the family. Of these, the heart was sent to Mumbai. 

Sarang Awad, deputy commissioner of police (traffic) said a green corridor was created for the ambulance carrying the heart from the hospital to the Pune airport. 

"The ambulance left Ruby at 11.02 am and reached Pune airport at 11.10 am," he said.

In the second case, liver of a brain dead patient was harvested and transported via green corridor from Nashik to the Sahyadri Hospital here in 3 hours and 25 minutes, Awad said. The distance covered was 210 km, he added.

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