Bhopal: Three green corridors were created on Friday in Bhopal to transport the heart, kidney, lungs, and liver harvested from a brain-dead person. Through the first corridor, his heart was carried at 6 am from Bansal Hospital to Raja Bhoj Airport, from where it was sent to Delhi AIIMS.
According to ASP Traffic, Mahendra Kumar Jain, it took about 18 minutes and 33 seconds to cover the 20 kilometre distance from the hospital to the airport. The second green corridor was for the kidney, which was sent to a private hospital in the city.
Amita Chand, Vice-President of Bhopal Organ Donation Society said that the organs belonged to 30-year old Atul Khandelwal, who had shot himself on Tuesday at the residence of a woman whom he wanted to marry. The youth was declared brain dead on Thursday late night and the victim’s family agreed for organ donation. Traffic police said that elaborate arrangements were put in place to regulate traffic for the green corridors. Over 100 policemen were deployed.
Another green corridor in Delhi
Delhi traffic police also provided a green corridor from the airport to AIIMS. The heart arrived at T3 terminal of the Delhi Airport from Bhopal by Jet Airways flight at 0815 hrs. It left T-3 at 0839 hrs and reached AIIMS at 0859 hrs, covering a distance of 18 km in 20 minutes.
(Story: Manish Chandra Mishra)