Brain Dead Kerala Boy’s Heart, Lungs Airlifted To Chennai For Interstate Organ Transplant

The Logical Indian

August 12th, 2015 / 8:26 PM

News Source: TOI|Image Courtesy: cloudfront newindianexpress

Yet again, doctors collaborated smoothly with traffic personnel and police to transplant lungs and heart of a brain-dead 19-year-old boy from Kochi to a patient at Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai.

The organs of Pranav (19), hailing from Kayamkulam, who was declared brain dead after a road accident on Monday, were harvested by a team of doctors at Lakeshore Hospital in Kochi. The organs had to be airlifted to Chennai for interstate organ transplant.

Within no time, the heart and lungs were rushed to the Nedumbassery airport, situated 34 kilometers away from the hospital. Credit goes to the police for creating a green corridor (all signals remained green) to transport the organs from the hospital to the airport. To make it more hassle free, control room vehicles were posted at all major traffic points on the NH 47. There were 15 major traffic points on the stretch.

Making a swift move, a Deccan Charters special flight took off from Nedumbassery airport by 12:30pm. It landed at the Chennai airport at 2:00 pm.

To give the task an edge, a similar green corridor was created in Chennai. The organs had to be transported from Chennai airport to Fortis Malar Hospital at Adyar, situated 12 km away. An ambulance carrying the organs covered this distance in merely 10 minutes. The transplantation procedure started immediately. The doctors had said that it would take more than three hours after receiving the organs to complete the process. The patient is a 24-year old from Maharashtra.

This city has taught us that with mutual coordination and a sense of responsibility, great tasks can be achieved.

 


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Reducing ESZ Of Bannerghatta National Forest Can Destroy Bengaluru’s Natural Lungs

Brain Dead Jawan

Brain-Dead Jawan’s Heart Saves Another Army Man After Family Donates Organs

Organ Donor Saves 7 Lives

Tamil Nadu: Brain Dead Retired Govt Sports Teacher Donates Organs, Saves 7 Lives

Chennai: Foreign Patient Preferred Over Indian Patients For Organ Transplants, Says Reports

Organ Transplant Racket: Organs Given To Foreigners Bypassing Indian Patients On The Waiting List In Chennai

Andhra Pradesh: Family Donates Organs Of Brain Dead Daughter & Saves 6 Lives

Pakistani Man With An Indian Heart Is Stuck With A Failing Organ Due To Indian Visa Not Getting Accepted

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

Hina Jaiswal Becomes Indian Air Force’s First Woman Flight Engineer

News

J&K: Army Major Martyred, Soldier Injured While Defusing IED Near LoC

News

Meet The School Kids From Kerala Who Have Developed Smart Helmet That Can Prevent Drunk Riding

Get Inspired

Following Awareness Programs, Elders Of Gond Tribal Villages Pass Resolution To Ban Child Marriages

Awareness

With Insects Rapidly Dying, Earth Is Moving Towards Its 6th Mass Extinction

News

Delhi: Only 348 Out Of Over 10,000 Govt Hospital Beds Have Ventilators

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.